Bert Schiettecatte, MSc/CS, MA/MST Expert Witness

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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Software Engineering and Electronics

Specialty Focus:

audio, video, Digital Signal Processing (Dsp), source code review, patent, copyright, wireless, sensors, user interface, linux, operating systems, open source, electronics, hardware, embedded systems, firmware, computer graphics, computer vision, smart devices, network protocols, USB, C/C++, IoT


Master of Science in Computer Science (summa cum laude), Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB); Master of Arts in Music, Science and Technology (CCRMA), Stanford University

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Additional Information

* Available for analysis, research, due diligence, and expert witness testimony in software- and hardware related litigation, including patent and copyright infringement, theft of trade secrets, breach-of-contract, and other matters. * Experience as a consulting expert on several patent litigation cases. * Over 20 years of hands-on experience developing software in languages such as Perl, C, C++, java, javascript, php, ... * Experience with server, desktop, embedded and mobile software and embedded systems and firmware. * Experience with operating systems such as Windows, Mac OSX and Linux. * Designed, developed and engineered the hardware and software of multiple successful consumer electronics audio and wireless products, sold worldwide. * Academic researcher and teaching assistant at Leuven Catholic University (KUL) and Brussels Free University (VUB), writing and publishing papers on audio signal processing and human-computer interaction research topics, presenting papers at international conferences and teaching students. * Previously founded a consumer electronics company, Percussa, in the pro-audio industry. * Designed award-winning consumer electronics products, such as Percussa AudioCubes, a tangible user interface system (Qwartz Max Mathews Award). * Presented products at international pro-audio tradeshows to industry press, distributors and retailers (NAMM, MusikMesse, Superbooth, etc). * Fellow of the Belgian-American Educational Foundation (BAEF), a honorary Fullbright fellow, and a recipient of the Audio Engineering Society (AES) Educational Foundation Grant. * Fluent in English, Dutch and French. CV and career highlights available at