Isaac Pflaum Expert Witness
Curriculum Vitae

Contact this Expert Witness

  • Company: Quandary Peak Research
  • Phone: (202) 609-8317

Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Information Technology and Intellectual Property

Specialty Focus:

code review, code comparison, patent, copyright, trade secret, Java, C++, Python, Ruby, Golang, SQL, ERP, EHR, AWS, JavaScript, TypeScript, Swift, Kotlin, Android, iOS, IBM, SAP, Internet, Website, database, COBOL, software quality, software patent, software project failure, breach of contract


M.S. Computational Chemistry, Stony Brook University; LLM. Int'l Business Law and Economics, Georgetown Univ. Law Center

Years in Practice:


Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs:


Additional Information

Summary Mr. Pflaum is the Director of Complex Software Litigation at Quandary Peak Research where he leads teams of experts in a variety of intellectual property, contract, fraud, and computer forensics cases. Since 2013, Mr. Pflaum has specialized in advising clients on software-related intellectual property, software project failure, and contract disputes. Mr. Pflaum has testified as an expert at deposition and trial and has extensive experience reviewing and reverse engineering software source code, architecture, and designs. Mr. Pflaum has reviewed and rendered opinions relating to source code written in a variety of programming languages and relating to a broad range of technologies, including mobile and IoT devices, industrial and automotive controls, consumer and medical devices, and e-commerce and enterprise systems and websites. Mr. Pflaum is also an attorney and registered patent agent with professional experience in financial services and software development. Software Review Experience (Languages) C/C++/C#, Obj-C (iOS), Swift, SQL, Java, Kotlin, VB.Net, COBOL, JS, TS, PHP, Python, GoLang, Ruby, CodeSys, MatLab, Fortran, VHDL, Assembly, TEAL Software Review Experience (Industries) • Software project failure (Government software procurement, public benefits administration, Out of the Box (OOTB), Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS), customizations, configurations, add-ons and extensions to ERP, SAP, and IBM products) • E-commerce and enterprise systems and websites (e.g., SaaS, COTS, OOTB and custom applications, AWS, Azure, IBM, and SAP) • Mobile devices (e.g., applications and operating systems for Android and iOS smartphones and tablets), Internet of Things (IoT) devices and sensor networks, and consumer electronics (e.g., set-top boxes and portable media players) • Industrial and automotive controls and machine vision (e.g., robotics and factory automation technologies, automotive throttle, braking controls, communication systems, CAN bus communications protocols and designs, and functional safety technology), and on-Chip and on-board controllers including power management and memory access controllers • FinTech (e.g., loan underwriting, insurance and benefits administration, consumer credit reporting, cryptographic protocols, cryptocurrencies, smart contracts and peer-to-peer messaging systems) • Medical and analytical devices and electronic medical record databases