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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Software Engineering and Intellectual Property

Specialty Focus:

Copyright, Copyright Infringement, Embedded Systems, Firmware, Patent Infringement, Patents, Printers, Software, Software Patents, Software Review, Source Code, Trade Secrets


MS in Engineering, Utah State University; BS in Electrical Engineering, Brigham Young University

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Additional Information

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, CVS, Debugging, Design, Device drivers, Embedded software, Embedded systems, Firmware, Forensics, FPGA, Hardware, HTML, Inventions, Kernels, Linux, Logic analyzers, Microcontrollers, Microprocessors, Operating systems, Printers, Printer technologies, Processor, Programming languages, Real-time operating systems (RTOS), Reverse engineering, Shell scripts, SoC, Software analysis, Software engineering, Software forensics, Software version control, Testing, Troubleshooting, Unix, Verilog, VHDL.