Computers and Technology

Expert Witnesses and Consultants

Digital technology is so ubiquitous that issues relating to it can be found nearly everywhere. The scope of expertise required can be vast, relating to more conventional issues such as breach of contract in a large technical contract all the way to state-of-the-art concerns around patentable innovations in blockchain or designs created by an AI.

Companies often need the guidance of experts with extensive knowledge of computer systems and hardware, including best practices in securing in-house technology from digital threats such as viruses, trojan horses and ransomware.

Rubin Anders has been connecting law firms and companies to the technology expert witnesses they need for 20 years. We have an extensive network of highly capable professionals, and we vet each one of our experts to help ensure they will meet the exact requirements for your case or project. Our dedicated team of Ph.D. researchers has an unparalleled track record of locating computer forensic expert witnesses and other IT, security, and computer experts with singular knowledge of the issues or patents relating to these forms of technology.

One important area involves digital forensics. Digital forensic expert witnesses are useful for testifying in cases involving data breaches, where evidentiary chain of custody issues can be critical. There can be significant penalties – and loss of reputation and trust – when a company’s massive database of personal information is compromised. Experts can discuss how company cybersecurity defenses may have been sub optimally configured or conversely, how certain breaches may result from hardware or operating system errors and not from failures of the company.

Computer software expert witnesses often are called upon in situations that require extremely detailed understanding of health care database implementation, diagnostic software applications, AI such as intelligent/self-driving vehicle technology, CNC machining software and other niche specialties.

Other examples of the experience we can bring to your case or project include Internet expert witnesses more conversant with the lowest levels of the TCP/IP (or OSI) network models, including the network access layer (in OSI, the physical and data link layers) and higher-level issues relating to VoIP, IP, SSL, Wi-Fi and other issues.

Expertise for Every Eventuality

Our vast network of computer, internet, networking, software, and other digital experts include some of the most prominent and well-credentialed of the industry elite, innovative researchers who have published hundreds of articles and hold numerous patents in areas such as semiconductors, fiber optics and data warehousing. But they also have deeply experienced extraordinarily competent practitioners with expertise borne of experience.

Examples of the highly specialized expertise our professionals can provide include:

  • Information Technology & Database Systems
  • Software Development & Engineering
  • Computer Hardware Design & Development
  • Medical Monitoring and Diagnostics Technology
  • Computer Architecture
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Forensics
  • Data Management & Recovery
  • Web Application Engineers
  • Embedded Systems
  • Optical Systems Experts
  • Virtual Software
  • Cybersecurity
  • And more

A sampling of our computer and technology case studies and expert interviews showcases the breadth and depth of our experts’ proficiency.

CASE STUDY

Factoring expert
for fraud case

Attorneys representing a bank in its lawsuit against a computer hardware distributor needed a factoring expert to make their case.

video-game-controller

CASE STUDY

Game controller expert
for patent infringement

Attorneys representing a gaming company in a patent infringement suit against a well-known video game company needed a technical expert in the hardware aspects of game controllers.

Smart TV design expert

CASE STUDY

Smart TV design expert
for consumer class action

Attorneys representing the plaintiffs against a consumer electronics manufacturer needed an expert in the design of smart TVs to prove their case.

CASE STUDY

Mobile device power
for patent litigation

Attorneys at a top-ranked AmLaw firm needed an expert in mobile device power management to defend against the claims of patent infringement against their client, a leading smartphone manufacturer.

data screen

CASE STUDY

Healthcare IT expert
for IPR defense

An Amlaw 100 firm needed an expert in healthcare information technology when a large healthcare technology company filed a petition for an inter partes review to challenge the validity of their client’s patent.

ASK THE EXPERT

Prior art in electronic security
patent litigation

Utilizing the right industry expert can have a game-changing impact on patent litigation. We spoke with one of our experts about the dynamics and potential outcomes when determining the ideal expertise and range of experience of an expert.

How We Can Help You

We utilize a solid methodology that is based on our in-house expertise. We have numerous Ph.D. scientists, engineers and lawyers conducting our searches. They dig deeply into the nuances of your requirements and identify those who have the credentials to fill them.

The criteria we use to evaluate experts include, but are not limited to:

  • Your stated needs
  • Academic background and certifications
  • Industry experience and professional background
  • Location and travel limitations
  • Experience in legal proceedings
  • Qualifications of the opposition witnesses
  • Potential conflicts of interest
  • Fees

We will conduct and host all interviews with the experts selected. We also take care of all negotiations and billing, so you don’t have to worry about them. If any problems or questions arise during the process, we will be there to assist you.

We are committed to finding the people who have the exact level of knowledge for your needs. When wading into the world of technology and computers, it is crucial that you have someone by your side whose opinion you can trust. We make sure that the people you choose for your situation are skilled and knowledgeable enough to make a difference for you.

Get in touch today to learn more about everything we can do.