Michael Barr Expert Witness
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Software Engineering and Electrical Engineering

Specialty Focus: embedded systems, operating systems, computer software, automotive electronics, medical devices, industrial automation, computer security, software malfunction, programming languages, reverse engineering, source code review, software quality

Education: MSEE, University of Maryland; BSEE, University of Maryland; MBA, University of Maryland

Years in Practice: 25

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 4


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Michael Barr is a former adjunct professor of electrical engineering and computer science with many years of hands-on software design and implementation experience. Internationally recognized as an expert in the field of software process and architecture for safe and secure computing, Barr has been admitted as a testifying expert witness in U.S. and Canadian court cases involving issues of reverse engineering (including DMCA), interception of encrypted signals (Federal Communications Act), patent infringement, theft of copyrighted source code (including trade secrets issues), and product liability. Software written by Mr. Barr has powered millions of embedded devices. He is also the author of three books and more than seventy published articles and papers about software design. For more than a decade, he was a regular invited speaker at the Embedded Systems Conferences around the world and, at times, served as a member of the conference's advisory board and as chair for various tracks.