Software Expert Witnesses

Software expert witnesses and consultants listed here may be able to form expert opinions, draft expert witness reports, provide expert witness testimony at deposition and/or trial as or serve as consulting (non-testifying) experts on software. The software expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Computers, Cybersecurity, Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Gaming & Gambling, Human Factors, Information Technology, Intellectual Property, Internet, Software Engineering, and Telecommunications.

Ali Khosh, PhD Quandary Peak Research

Internet, Software Engineering - Databases, Social Media, Digital Media, Startups, M&A, Trade Secret, Information Technology, IoT, Internet of Things, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Web, Mobile, Location Based Services, Connected and Autonomous Cars, Cloud Computing, SaaS, e-Commerce, Smartphones, Android, Python
* Serving as a software expert witness in several cases, including patent infringement and breach-of-contract cases * Holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from The University of Southern California, an M.S. in Computer Science from The George Washington University, and a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Sharif University of Technology * Conducts research in the field of software systems and engineering, spanning the areas of mobile software, machine learning, internet, software development, software quality, autonomous cars, connected cars, Internet of Things (IoT), embedded software and web applications * Authored several peer-reviewed academic articles and papers, magazine articles and book chapters related to software engineering in top conferences and publications * Delivered various invited speakers, seminars, lectures, and technology demonstrations at domestic and international software industry events and computer science conferences * Served as a panelist at various techn...

David Chapman

San Jose, California
Intellectual Property, Electronics - Software, Electronic Design Automation, EDA, Semiconductor, GDS, GDSII, OASIS
David Chapman is an experienced software developer who has written over 1,300,000 lines of code in C/C++ and other languages. He has written software for many areas of semiconductor electronic design automation: mask data preparation, design rule checking, circuit extraction, circuit delay characterization, logic synthesis, physical synthesis, placement, routing, Intellectual Property identification, and transistor level layout generation. He has over 20 years of consulting experience and was the chair of the Consultants' Network of Silicon Valley in 2018-2019. He has 12 U.S. patents granted. His expert witness work to date has focused on discovery/analysis of semiconductor layouts (GDS/GDSII, OASIS), especially for patent infringement. His sharp eyes plus his understanding of semiconductor processing and design tools mean that if it's there, he can find it.

Arthur M. Keller, PhD Minerva Consulting

Palo Alto, California
Intellectual Property, Internet - Computers, Information Technology, Databases, Electronic Commerce, Software, Distributed Systems, Plaintiff, Defense.
Researcher and Lecturer, University of California, Santa Cruz, Senior Research Scientist, Stanford University, Assistant Professor, The University of Texas at Austin, Lecturer and Systems Programmer, Brooklyn College. Chief Technical Advisor and Board Member, Persistence Software (went public in 1999), Founder, COO, and CFO, Mergent Systems (acquired by CommerceOne in 2000).

Mark C Nicely Nicely Done Defense

Daly City, California
Gaming & Gambling, Intellectual Property - Casino, Games, Gambling Tax, Patents, Software, Hardware, Trade Secret, Software Auditing Gaming Regulations, Math, Statistics, Probability
Mark C Nicely has extensive gaming-industry experience to back up the expert witness reports and testimony he has provided in casino-related disputes including gaming patents & trade secrets, gambling tax, casino gaming regulations, game development and licensing contracts, and casino operations. 300+ gaming titles released 200+ granted patents 50+ types of game/gambling analysis reports 35+ years of computer engineering experience 20+ years of gaming industry experience 20+ expert witness engagements 2 new case law results 0 adverse results

Jeffrey Safire Shadow Cliffs Engineering

Pleasanton, California
Software Engineering, Computers - software, software comparison, source code comparison, firmware, web software, computer storage, hard disk drive, hard drive, SCSI, ATA, IDE, HTML, Javascript, PHP, MySQL, CSS, webapp, web app

Harry G. Direen, PhD, PE Direen Tech Inc.

Colorado Springs, Colorado
Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering - Electronics, Control Systems, Embedded Systems, Robotics, Signal Processing, Drones, UAV, Software, Patents, Intellectual Property, Databases, Computers
Dr. Direen has over 35 years of experience as an engineer designing and developing systems in the electronics and software industry. He has significant experience as an expert witness supporting counsel and testifying in complex patent infringement cases. His expertise includes electronic systems, control systems; embedded systems design and development; databases; control of UAVs/Drones; product reverse engineering; and intellectual property. Dr. Direen has a broad base of knowledge in electronic and software systems gained from a long career developing a wide range of products and systems. Dr. Direen has reversed engineered a variety of complex systems over the years, including: media players, modems, modem compression algorithms, coriolis mass flow meters, database systems, and a range of other products to support patent infringement cases generating detailed claim charts and writing expert reports to demonstrate infringement. He has successfully discovered and analyze...

John W Liccione Self

Washington, District Of Columbia
Cybersecurity, Information Technology

Gary Stringham

Boise, Idaho
Software Engineering, Intellectual Property - Copyright, Copyright Infringement, Embedded Systems, Firmware, Patent Infringement, Patents, Printers, Software, Software Patents, Software Review, Source Code, Trade Secrets
Thought leader in the design and testing of software, firmware, and hardware. (Firmware is software that runs machines and devices.) Over 30 total years of professional engineering experience. This includes 15 years with Hewlett-Packard’s LaserJet printer design lab which, among other things, resulted in 12 US patents and 15 defensive articles. Author of the key textbook in hardware/firmware interface design, newsletters, and other articles. IEEE (Senior member), Phi Kappa Phi. Expert witness experience includes cases that have involved patents, copyrights violations, trade secrets, and other intellectual property as well as defective products. Work as an expert witness typically involves the examination of software source code and hardware designs, and reverse-engineering the designs of others. Has written expert reports and testified at deposition. Specialized knowledge includes: ASIC, Assembly language, C, C++, C#, Claim charting, CodeSuite, Computers, Consumer electronics,...

Douglas B. Laney University of Illinois, Gies College of Business

Chicago, Illinois
Information Technology, Intellectual Property - data, database, data value, information, valuation, software
Doug Laney is a best-selling author and recognized authority on data and analytics strategy. He advises senior IT, business and data leaders on data monetization and valuation, data management and governance, external data strategies, analytics best practices, and establishing data and analytics organizations. Doug’s book, Infonomics: How to Monetize, Manage, and Measure Information for Competitive Advantage, was selected by CIO Magazine as the “Must-Read Book of the Year” and a “Top 5 Books for Business Leaders and Tech Innovators.” Now the Data & Analytics Strategy Innovation Fellow with the consulting firm West Monroe, previously Doug was a Distinguished Analyst with Gartner’s Chief Data Officer research and advisory team and was a three-time Gartner annual thought leadership award recipient. In addition, he launched and managed the Deloitte Analytics Institute, is a Forbes contributing writer and has been published in the Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times among other...

David A Burgess

New York, New York
Telecommunications, Software Engineering - cell tower records, call detail records, call records, historical cell site analysis, cell site location information, CSLI, CAST, cellhawk, sting-ray, drt box, GPS, coverage, patents, software, telecom, cellphones, triangulation, SIMs
David's areas of expertise are telecommunications, radio-location, radio-navigation, cellular networks, and cellphone intercept and tracking systems. He has more than 20 years of experience practicing in these areas in both commercial and military/LI applications. David was the primary author of OpenBTS, a widely used tool for cellular technology education, cellphone testing, cellular security research, and basic cellular service in some public networks. He developed the signal analysis and target location algorithms and software for cellphone tracking systems used successfully by US special forces in combat operations, and worked on several US government projects in the area of telecommunications intelligence collection. David is a practicing engineer, operating a company that provides mobile network equipment and test equipment for small network operators, embedded systems developers, and special applications.

David A Burgess

Texas
Telecommunications, Software Engineering - cell tower records, call detail records, call records, historical cell site analysis, cell site location information, CSLI, CAST, cellhawk, sting-ray, drt box, GPS, coverage, patents, software, telecom, cellphones, triangulation, SIMs
David's areas of expertise are telecommunications, radio-location, radio-navigation, cellular networks, and cellphone intercept and tracking systems. He has more than 20 years of experience practicing in these areas in both commercial and military/LI applications. David was the primary author of OpenBTS, a widely used tool for cellular technology education, cellphone testing, cellular security research, and basic cellular service in some public networks. He developed the signal analysis and target location algorithms and software for cellphone tracking systems used successfully by US special forces in combat operations, and worked on several US government projects in the area of telecommunications intelligence collection. David is a practicing engineer, operating a company that provides mobile network equipment and test equipment for small network operators, embedded systems developers, and special applications.

Craig Rosenberg, PhD User Interface Expert Witness

Seattle, Washington
Human Factors, Software Engineering - user interface, user interface design, mobile software, smartphones, software, software engineering, software architecture, virtual reality, augmented reality, GPS, human factors, display design, virtual environments, augmented environments, systems engineering, simulation, software development, UI
Dr. Rosenberg has testified at 7 trials in both state and federal courts, before the USPTO, at Markman hearings and at 42 depositions. Dr. Craig Rosenberg is a highly experienced expert witness, human factors engineer, user interface designer, software engineer with extensive expert witness experience specializing in user interface design and human factors issues for embedded, mobile, web, desktop, and server software working for a wide range of Fortune 500 companies including Google, Samsung, Amazon, Boeing, Disney, IBM, Uber, Lyft, Nintendo, Dell, Huawei, LG, Ericsson, AT&T, Motorola, HTC, Mattel, and many others. He been retained as an expert witness over 100 times for both plaintiff and defense assisting clients in intellectual property cases in the areas of user interface, software design and architecture, and human factors for mobile, web, desktop, embedded, and server environments. Dr. Rosenberg specializes in software engineering, user interface design, information archi...