Jim C. Williams Expert Witness
Curriculum Vitae

Contact this Expert Witness

  • Company: Media Strategies and Solutions, LLC
  • Phone: 818-633-5181
  • Website: www.mediasands.com

Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Electrical Engineering and Intellectual Property

Keywords/Search Terms:

Video, Media, Entertainment, Telecommunications, Internet Streaming, Anti-Piracy, Security, Video Compression, Cryptography, Digital Rights Management, Computers, Movies, Television, Consumer Electronics, Broadcasting


MS, Electrical Engineering, California State University, Long Beach; BS, Electrical Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles

Years in Practice:


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Additional Information

Jim is President & Founder of Media Strategies and Solutions, LLC, a consultancy focused on bridging the divide between technology providers and major media producers thereby lowering business, legal, and technical risk for its clients. Clients include companies involved in the media and entertainment value chain. 2010-present. Jim is the former SVP & CTO of the Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. (MPAA), where he worked closely with Warner Bros., Disney, 20th Century Fox, Universal Pictures, Paramount, and Sony Pictures to advance movie and television producer’s interests throughout the world. 2002-2010. Jim is a former executive with DIRECTV leading the startup of DIRECTV Japan, the launch of the first U.S. nationwide HDTV service, and the development of DIRECTV’s set-top box (STB) platform. Jim advanced from a skilled hardware, software, and chip designer at DIRECTV’s parent, Hughes Electronics, to a seasoned entertainment executive responsible for up to 300 employees and up to 70 development engineers. 1982-2001. Jim provides expert witness services including both testifying and non-testifying roles. He has prepared ~30 expert reports and has testified ~20 times at deposition and trial. Areas of expertise include: • Movies, Television, HDTV, UHD, HDR, and Media • Patents, Copyrights, and IP, in general • Internet, Broadband, Mobile, and Telecommunications, in general • Cable, Satellite, IPTV, Internet TV, Over-The-Top (OTT) TV, Adaptive Bitrate Streaming, and Distribution, in general • DRM, Conditional Access, Copyright Protection, and Security, in general • MPEG and Other Audiovisual Compression and Communications Algorithms • Piracy, Anti-piracy, Cyber-security Technologies, and Related Copyright Regulations, Laws, and Practices • Consumer Electronics, Computers, Tablets, Phones, and Mobile Electronics • Software, Firmware, Hardware, and ASIC Design, Test, and Deployment • Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, and Engineering, in general Jim holds 15 US patents and numerous foreign patents, has won six Emmys and has delivered over fifty addresses on five continents. Jim serves as Vice-Chairman on the Board of Directors of Mastermedia, International.