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Brooks Hilliard
11811 North Tatum Boulevard
Phoenix AZ 85028
phone: 602-264-9263
Brooks Hilliard, CMC, CCP is the only actively practicing expert witness in the world who is both a Certified Management Consultant and a Certified Computing Professional specializing in computer system selection and problem resolution. He has testified more than 30 times as a computer expert witness and has been engaged on more than 90 such matters for both plaintiffs and defendants.

Mr. Hillard has done expert witness and consulting assignments in 25 states, and has qualified as an expert witness on computer software and hardware (including ERP, SCM and CRM systems) in both state and federal litigation. His expert witness engagements have included courtroom and deposition testimony in lawsuits, arbitrations, mediations and formal governmental hearings.

Areas of Expertise:
  • Allegations of ERP and CRM system failures and/or defective business software/systems
  • Computer Forensics
  • Intellectual property
  • Valuation of computer hardware, software and services
  • Regulatory, Procurement and Tax matters
  • 4/7/2011 · Computers
    An property and casualty insurance agency acting as a managing general agent for several insurance lines sold through sub-agents throughout the United States had agreed to license a comprehensive agency management system from a developer of such software specifically developed for managing general agencies.

    2/21/2011 · Computers
    A distributor of products used in the health care industry invented a system and filed patents describing the system and associated methods.

    2/2/2011 · Computers
    A regional wholesale distributor of construction products was sold a manufacturing ERP system that the software developer and implementer claimed was capable of meeting its distribution needs.

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    Dr. Stephen Castell
    PO Box 334
    Witham CM8 3LP
    phone: 44-1621-891-776
    Dr. Stephen Castell, Chartered Information Systems Practitioner and Member of the Expert Witness Institute, is Chairman of CASTELL Consulting. He is an internationally acknowledged Independent Computer Expert who has been involved in a wide range of computer litigation over many years. CASTELL Consulting, currently in its twenty-fifth year, provides independent professional consultancy and expert services in Computer Systems, Software, Project Management, Strategy, and Contract Disputes, to a wide variety of international clients and companies.

    As an Expert Witness in computer litigation, Dr. Castell has acted in over 100 major cases including the largest and longest computer software actions to have come to trial in the English High Court. He is the author of the best-selling Computer Bluff (1983), and of The APPEAL Report (1990) on the admissibility of computer evidence in court and the 'legal reliability' of information systems and technologies (with the CCTA).
    8/18/2011 · Computers
    The new government has announced the areas that it has identified for dramatic cuts in public spending. One of the most effective reductions should be derived through more professional, better-managed government IT spending.

    6/23/2011 · Computers
    You are an established, reputable, medium-sized corporation. A year ago your board decided to upgrade your existing computer systems by buying a 'unified package', 'lightly-customised', from a 'solution provider'.

    10/9/2009 · Computers
    Synopsis of a Talk given to the Association of Independent Computer Specialists

    10/8/2009 · Computers
    Software implementation contracts are frequently terminated with the software rejected amidst allegations from both supplier and customer, e.g. software/database errors/deficiencies, faulty design, shifting user/business requirements. An important technical issue on which the IT Expert appointed in such disputes is asked to give an expert opinion is: what was the quality of the delivered software and was it fit for purpose?

    10/7/2009 · Computers
    The Negotiation Competition, now in its fifth year, is a contest open to all law students in England and Wales, designed to promote the skill of negotiation, a crucial component of ADR

    8/4/2004 · Computers
    I spent much of a whole year recently investigating why a major IT outsourcing deal broke down, and had given rise to the largest software contract dispute yet seen in the English High Court

    Disputes over failed software construction projects raise interlinked technical and legal issues which are complex, costly, and time-consuming to unravel – whatever the financial size of the claims and counterclaims, the facts and circumstances of the contract between the parties, or the conduct of the software development

    Stephen Castell, PhD
    The Forensic Approach to assessing and dealing effectively with IT Projec Risks. TWO-DAY INTENSIVE SEMINAR, WORKSHOP AND CLINIC. NICE, CÔTE D'AZUR, FRANCE. 17th - 19th MARCH 2005
    Commonwealth Telecommunication Organisation (CTO) 2nd Annual Investing In ICTs In Emerging Markets: Examining Business & Investment Opportunities In Developing Economies. 9th & 10th December 2009, Inmarsat Conference Center, London, UK
    The findings of this expert investigation were clearly reported by Dr Castell to the court and (most unusually) were fully accepted by the Prosecution without any need for cross-examination, assisting in achieving a Not Guilty verdict from the Jury.
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    Howard J. Cohen, PhD
    3272 Cowper Street
    Palo Alto CA 94306-3004
    phone: 650-856-8123
    fax: 650-856-4273
    Howard J. Cohen, PhD, has over 30 years of experience in Software Engineering, Architecture and Implementation. He possesses particular expertise in Algorithms, Relational Databases, Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs) and Software Applications in general. His experience has been in a broad spectrum of technology, in several languages, in a wide variety of applications, and on multiple platforms. Dr. Cohen's background includes Electronic Design Automation, Bioinformatics, Digital Cartography, Banking Systems for Foreign Exchange Traders, and many more. He is the co-inventor on approximately 120 patents.

    Dr. Cohen has over 15 years of experience as an Expert Witness. He possesses excellent written and verbal communications skills, including the ability to express himself well in interpersonal contacts, make presentations to large audiences, explain complex concepts clearly, and write well on levels ranging from the scientific to end user documentation. He is available to analyze complex systems, to write clearly about technical issues, and communicate face-to-face in a manner appropriate for any audience to understand the issues, the technology and the point of view. Dr. Cohen has been deposed and testified at arbitration hearings and in Federal Court.

    Expert Witness Projects Include:
    • Trade Secrets
    • Copyright
    • DMCA - Digital Millennium Copyright Act
    • Patent Infringement
    • Source Code Analysis
    • Business Practices
    • Damages Analysis
    • Computer Software Security / Forensics
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    John Cosgrove, PE, CDP
    7411 Earldom Avenue
    Playa Del Rey CA 90293-8058
    phone: 310-823-9448
    John Cosgrove has been a Software Engineer for over forty years. He has taught a graduate-level engineering course, “Engineering the Software Product,” for UCLA and Loyola Marymount in addition to numerous short courses nationwide. He has authored and delivered many papers, articles, and lectures on software litigation, project management, software business issues, and computer safety.

    As a forensic expert, Mr. Cosgrove has worked on numerous cases involving Recovered Computer Data, Computer System Failure, Contractual Disputes, Intellectual Property Disputes, and other matters involving computer systems and software.

    Ares of Expertise:
  • Forensic Engineering
  • Project Management
  • Software Architecture
  • Real-Time/Critical Systems
  • Hardware/Software Interfaces
  • Aviation Computer Systems (aircraft navigation systems, communication devices)
  • Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning for Distributed Enter
  • 11/19/2010 · Computer Forensics
    The new Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) became mandatory starting 12/01/2006. These modified rules were a response to the need to address the evolving predominance of Electronically Stored Information (ESI) in most all legal proceedings.

    11/19/2010 · Computer Forensics
    Forensic engineering (FE) practice is affected by the increased involvement of computer technology and computer-resident evidence (80+% and rising). This has a significant impact on most forensic engineering practice specialties. Specific recommendations and guidelines are provided to assist the forensic engineer in adapting his or her practice to this technology.

    For good or otherwise, the legal system has discovered the world of computers and its practitioners. Anyone opening a daily newspaper knows that litigation involving computers and software has exploded in recent years

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    Monty G. Myers, PE
    3305 Northland Drive
    Suite 305
    Austin TX 78731
    phone: 512-459-9292
    Monty Myers Computer Software Expert PhotoMonty G. Myers, PE, is an active Software Industry Executive with 30+ years of experience, including the founding of Eureka Software Solutions, Inc. (“Eureka”) and acting as CEO of Eureka for 28 years.

    Mr. Myers has provided services to a balanced mix of plaintiffs and defendants in over 40 litigation matters ranging from billion dollar, landscape-changing lawsuits between worldwide industry leaders to smaller-scale litigation between individuals or local businesses. Mr. Myers' clients have included Global 1000 and Fortune 500 companies in industries such as Enterprise, Finance, Military and Defense, Transportation, Oil and Gas, Security, Healthcare, and Automotive.

    Litigation Support - Monty Myers is a Computer and Software Expert Witness, experienced and proven at offering expert testimony under-oath at trial, hearings, and depositions. For the last 5+ years, he has provided expert witness services for engagements including Software Patent or Software Trade Secret litigation matters.

    Mr. Myers is available as a consulting and/or testifying expert witness to assist with understanding the technology and technical issues in the case and providing review, analysis, and testimony (report, deposition, or courtroom) regarding the technology, software, or patents involved in the case. He has worked extensively with counsel in the taking and defending of depositions, reviewing and challenging the testimony of others, and assisting with and implementing an overall trial strategy.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Source Code Review
    • Source Code Comparison
    • Source Code Reconstruction
    • Source Code Misappropriation / Theft
    • Source Code Copyright / Patents
    • Software Patents
    • Trade Marks
    • Trade Secrets
  • Antitrust
  • NDAs
  • Open Source Licensing
  • Computer Forensics
  • Mobile / Wireless Technology
  • Cloud and Web Business
  • Hardware / Infrastructure
  • Contract Performance / Project Management
  • Capabilities:
    • Adept at taking highly technical material and effectively communicating it to counsel, the judge or a jury in terms they can understand via testimony or reports/declarations
    • Skilled at reviewing and comparing software source code and functionality in the litigation context in relation to protected intellectual property including, trade secrets, copyrights, and patents and/or license or other contractual commitments and requirements
    • Able to reverse engineer and reconstruct hardware and software environments from backups, remnants, and fragments of deprecated software along with re-creating historical hardware and software environments
    • Highly familiar with functional and performance testing of software against applicable specifications, warranties, or industry standards using proprietary and commercial testing tools and techniques
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    C. Matthew Curtin, CISSP
    Founder and CEO
    Columbus Headquarters
    5 E. Long St., 9th Floor
    Columbus OH 43215
    phone: 614-545-4225
    C. Matthew Curtin, CISSP Founder and CEO of Interhack is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional. An Expert in Computers and Information Technology, Mr. Curtin and his team at Interhack help attorneys and executives use data and computer technology in high-stakes situations.

    Mr. Curtin's work has been at the cutting edge of the intersection of law and technology. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit relied on Interhack's forensic computing practice and Mr. Curtin's expert opinion when it established standards for application of Federal wiretap statutes to Web technology, In re Pharmatrak Privacy Litigation (see link above). Academic references to their work include the Stanford Law Review and university courses throughout the world.

    Mr. Curtin maintains a regular academic appointment as a Senior Lecturer at The Ohio State University's Department of Computer Science and Engineering. He currently chairs the Recruitment subcommittee of the Business Advisory Network that advises the Ohio Department of Education's standards for technology education in secondary and postsecondary schools throughout the state.

    C. Matthew Curtin's services are available for plaintiffs, defendants, and for the courts directly on technical matters.

    Areas of Forensic Expertise:
    • Electronic Discovery
    • Preservation and Forensic Analysis of Data
    • Complex Analysis of Non-Standard Data Sets
    • Investigations
    • Data Breaches
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    Matthew Curtin
    This book is the story of the formation of the world's most widely-used system to protect sensitive information and how a group of independent cryptographers, civil libertarians, and hobbyists managed to demonstrate the system's weakness in June of 1997, even as the U.S. Congress debated the government's control over cryptography. As one of the coordinators of the DESCHALL project that broke a secret message encrypted with what was then the government standard, Curtin presents a unique insider view of how the project came together and what happened behind the scenes to demonstrate the weakness of the standard and ultimately to usher in the age of unrestricted cryptography.
    Matthew Curtin, Peter G. Neumann
    Suitable for the IP manager or developer seeking to improve Web privacy and security, is an indispensable resource for system administrators and application developers, providing a means to understand, create, and maintain secure Internet systems.
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    100 Mill Plain Rd.
    Danbury CT 06811
    phone: 855-PROLIFOGY (776-5436)
    Premium Software Consulting Services provided by industry leading experts. Today's software users expect and demand software that is more intelligent, interactive, usable, and reliable than ever before, over a backdrop of continuously evolving technology spanning a range of platforms. To remain competitive, modern applications need to solve complex problems that have never been solved before. This requires more than just programmers. You need experts.

    All of our consultants have a Ph.D. in computer science or related discipline and at least ten years of industry experience. All have contributed to the software state-of-the-art, published original work, presented at conferences around the world, and have years of hands-on, practical industry experience. Areas include Software Design, Reliability, OOP, Pedagogy, Algorithms, Vision, Embedded Systems, Knowledge Acquisition, Programming Theory, Formal Methods, Computational Linguistics, Artificial Intelligence, and others. They know and work with today's modern programming languages and technologies. Expertise spans all aspects of the software life-cycle.

    Offering advanced software development, project management, code review & quality assurance, management consulting, expert witness services, failed project turnaround, usability analysis, and more. Available on or off site anywhere in the United States and Europe. Please see our web site for more information and additional service offerings.
    3/28/2013 · Computers
    The discovery phase of IP litigation often calls for a technical review of a software product. A code review is an activity conducted by an expert witness that involves reviewing the source code of a product to discover pertinent facts relevant to the case.

    3/28/2012 · Technology
    The situation: you have invested an enormous amount of money and company resources in developing software solutions to address client needs. Regardless of the size of your company, every dollar counts and you want to know that your investment today will ultimately produce a fast, modern, scalable, and correct software solution that will still be usable tomorrow with tomorrow's technology.

    Licensing and infringement litigation are two primary potential income sources from a patent. With licensing, the inventor permits the licensee to make, use, sell, or offer to sell a patented invention for compensation.

    10/20/2011 · Technology
    C++, one of the most widely used and known programming languages in software history, could possibly turn into one of the most unknown languages in the coming months.

    12/8/2010 · Technology
    Prolifogy's failed project turnaround service has generated increased interest recently. Specifically, it was the most requested of all service offerings last month—a fact that surprised even company officials.

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    Dr. George Edwards
    Computer Scientist
    7958 Beverly Blvd
    Los Angeles CA 90046
    phone: 323-545-3933
    George EdwardsDr. George Edwards, Ph.D. is an expert in Computer Software, Internet Applications, Web Technologies, Mobile Phone/Tablet Applications, Digital Video and Multimedia, Medical and Embedded Software, and Aerospace/Defense Systems. He has more than a decade of experience as a scientist, engineer, and technical consultant to academic research labs, government agencies, technology companies, and attorneys.

    Dr. Ewards has authored dozens of articles and papers related to software engineering for scientific journals and industry magazines. He is listed as a co-inventor on two pending patent applications for novel software technology and has served as a software expert witness in patent litigation matters.

    Dr. Edwards teaches a graduate-level course on software engineering at the University of Southern California.

    Dr. Edwards provides expert consulting in the following areas:
    • Intellectual property and patent infringement
    • Software design/source code audit and review
    • Non-performance claims
    • Expert witness and depositions
    Dr. Edwards is an expert in the following technologies :
    • Programming languages & platforms: Java, C/C++, C#, Perl, Python, PHP, .NET, WinForms, WPF, Visual Studio, Eclipse, Java EE, CORBA
    • Internet and web: JavaScript, AJAX, Node.js, Ruby, HTML, XML, CSS, ASP.NET
    • Mobile devices & applications: Android, iOS, iPhone, Windows Mobile, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, Palm OS, Java ME
    • Multimedia: MPEG, SVG, DVR, Silverlight, Flash
    • Operating systems & servers: UNIX, Linux, Windows, Mac OS
    • Networking: IMAP, POP, SMTP, DNS, TCP/IP, HTTP
    • Databases: RDBMS, SQL, MS SQL Server, MS Access, Oracle, MySQL
    • Project management & development methods: Kanban, Lean software development, agile, object-oriented (OO), aspect-oriented programming (AOP), component-based development, COTS integration, requirements engineering, spiral model, UML
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    7/10/2012 · Patents
    The importance of software patents has increased dramatically in recent years. The high profile patent disputes between Apple, Google, and other smartphone companies have attracted the most attention in the press, but patent battles are being waged all across the software industry.

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    Ian Allport
    Information Technology Consultant
    New York NY 10022
    phone: 212-813-0403
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    Ian Allport Intellectual Property Expert PhotoIan Allport, principal at Radical Software & Consulting Inc., has over 30 years of experience in the Financial Services and Information Technology industry.

    Background Experience - For over 25 years Mr. Allport worked in various roles in the financial services industry. He has experience in developing applications for many business types and has operated at many different levels of responsibility including project management, application design, and programming. In those roles, he provided technology solutions and was intimately involved in the creation of new business platforms. At all times, Mr. Allport has been strongly aligned with the business operations in companies.

    Litigation Support - Since 2000, Mr. Allport has provided litigation services for legal firms throughout the United States and Canada in the area of infringement of intellectual property, namely: Patents, Copyrights, and Theft of Intellectual Property. His cases have included subject matter related to:
    • Financial Service Applications
    • Health Care Services
    • Medication Dispensing Software
    • ATM and Point of Sale Transaction Processing
    • Check Image Processing
    Areas of Expertise:

    Patents - Ian Allport has extensive experience in automated trading, including algorithmic and high frequency technology. These skills have been utilized on cases including Reuters vs. Bloomberg, LLC in a patent infringement litigation and a case of potential patent infringement involving automated execution platforms. Mr. Allport creates and examines claim charts, provides input to attorneys evaluating the validity of a patent, and performs detailed code and processing analysis of an application that potentially violate a patent.

    Copyrights - To determine if a copyright has been violated, Mr. Allport utilizes analytical skills including abstraction, filtration and comparison, standards of substantially similar, look and feel protection, virtually identical analysis, and a detailed examination of the processes used in conjunction with the potential violating application. These tasks culminate in a report detailing whether or not the copyright was violated and, if so, the manner in which it was done including the use of copyright case history to highlight how conclusions were drawn.

    Theft of Intellectual Property - Mr. Allport examines motives, defendant skill sets, opportunity, and the systems in question to determine if IP theft has occurred. Extensive reports are created based on his findings.
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    Engin Ipek, PhD, MS
    Computer Architecture Expert
    CSB Room 711
    University of Rochester
    Rochester New York 14620
    phone: 585-978-9917
    Engin Ipek, PhD, MS, is an expert in Computer Architecture with over 15 years of experience working with both hardware and software. He earned a Phd (2008), MS (2007), and BS (2003) degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Cornell University.

    Background - Dr. Ipek is an associate professor of Computer Science and of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Rochester, where he and his students have published dozens of papers at the most prestigious venues in his field of expertise, computer architecture. Prior to joining the University of Rochester, he was a researcher in the computer architecture group at Microsoft Research, in Redmond, WA. His research has earned several awards; among them: the 2014 IEEE Computer Society TCCA Young Computer Architect Award, an HPCA 2016 distinguished paper award, an ASPLOS 2010 best paper award, two IEEE MICRO Top Picks awards, an NSF CAREER award, and an invited Communications of the ACM Research Highlights article.

    Dr. Ipek is responsible in part for 6 United States patents involving Dynamically Replicated memory, Efficiency of Hardware Memory Access, Hardware and Operating System Support for Persistent Memory on a Memory Bus, and Systems and Methods for Reconfiguring On-Chip Multiprocessors.

    Consulting - Dr. Ipek's expertise is available for technical consulting. Companies that have engaged him in the past (through either research contracts or consulting) include Qualcomm, Intel, Samsung, Huawei, Raytheon, and Nokia.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Ipek has served as an expert witness on Patent Litigation cases involving non-volatile memories, and provided patent portfolio analysis services on patents spanning a range of technical areas, from DRAM memories to low-power design. His expertise is available to counsel representing both Plaintiff and Defendant.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Computer Architecture / Engineering
    • Microprocessor Design
    • Novel Memory Technologies
    • High-performance Memory Systems
    • Architecture-circuit Interaction
    • Energy-efficient Computing
  • High-performance, Low Power Microarchitectures
  • Reliable System Design
  • DRAM
  • Memory Systems
  • Non-volatile Memories
  • Computer System Simulation and Evaluation
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    Professor of Computer Science
    4-192 Keller Hall
    200 Union St. S.E.
    Minneapolis MN 55455
    phone: 612-626-0044
    fax: 612-625-0572
    Jon B. Weissman, PhD, has over 20 years of experience in the field of Computer Science and Engineering. A Professor of Computer Science at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities his research interests include:
    • Cloud Computing
    • Mobile Computing
    • Internet Technologies
  • Computer Security
  • Operating Systems
  • Data Storage
  • Prof. Weissman has worked on 10 litigations, testifying at both deposition and trial. His services are available to counsel for both Plaintiff and Defense. Prof. Weissman's expertise has been called upon for cases regarding medical systems, internet applications, storage systems, financial systems, cloud computing, mobile computing, grid computing, operating systems, and control systems.

    Prof. Weissman is a skilled writer and analytic thinker. He presents as a very confident and relaxed witness. His primary skill is the ability to teach complex technical material in an easy to understand manner for the lay person.

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    Jacob Sharony, PhD, MBA
    Principal Scientist
    Deer Park NY 11729
    phone: 888-829-2457
    Jacob Sharony, PhD, MBA, has over 25 years of experience in Mobile and Wireless Technologies. He is currently an adjunct professor at Columbia University, teaching wireless technologies and applications. He also served as a faculty member of the electrical and computer engineering department and director of the Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology at Stony Brook University.

    Dr. Sharony held engineering and management positions in diverse technology disciplines at Time Warner Cable, Motorola, BAE Systems, NEC Research Institute, and IBM Research. He has over 50 US patents (pending and issued) and has served on several government expert panels.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Sharony provides Patent and Class Action litigation support and expert consulting in mobile and wireless technologies. This includes patent infringement and invalidity analysis, FRAND analysis, writing expert reports, and deposition, and testimony in court. His deep knowledge of target markets, including telecom, healthcare, logistics, transportation, government, hospitality, mobile commerce and supply chain management, combined with extensive expertise in wireless and mobile technologies ensure innovative and successful solutions.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • WiFi
    • 4G LTE and WiMAX
    • 5G Access / Backhaul
    • Millimeter Waves (mmWave) 60 GHz
    • Bluetooth / BLE
    • ZigBee
    • MIMO
    • VoIP
  • RTLS
  • RFID
  • IoT
  • M2M
  • Wireless Sensing Technologies
  • Antenna Issues
  • Small Cell Issues
  • Security Issues
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