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Nigel Jones has more than three decades of electrical circuitry and embedded software design experience. He has helped a wide variety of clients develop products for the consumer electronics, industrial controls, and telecommunications industries.  End products worked on range from portable diesel burners to underwater rebreathers and exploration vehicles.

Nigel is a member of Barr Group’s expert witness team.  Admitted to the U.S. District Court as a testifying expert, Nigel has provided testimony before judges and juries for many high-profile litigation cases concerning patent, copyright, DMCA, and product liability across multiple industries. Nigel is also a prolific blogger and has published more than a dozen magazine articles about the design of embedded systems.

Areas of Expertise

Automotive Electronics, Consumer Electronics, Electronics Design, Industrial ControlsInternet of Things (IoT), Medical Devices, Mobile/Wireless Devices,   Computer Security, Patent Copyright, Product Liability, Safety & Reliability  

Notable Projects

  • A testifying member of the Barr Group team that analyzed Toyota's electronic throttle control software to identify causes of unintended acceleration via software malfunction.

  • Design of a highly fault tolerant distributed data acquisition and control system for a SCUBA rebreather with overall responsibility for system architecture, hardware design and layout, embedded software development, and documentation.

  • Design of the electronic systems and software for a highly sophisticated underwater vehicle capable of generating 3-D maps of flooded passages at depths to 500 feet.

Recent Publications

How to Prevent and Detect Stack Overflow

How to Make Embedded Software Smaller and Faster

MISRA-C Guidelines for Safety-Critical Systems

How to Use C's volatile Keyword

Efficient C Code for 8-bit Microcontrollers


Patents Awarded

U.S. Patent No. 7,259,572: Method and Apparatus for Detecting Impedance

U.S. Patent No. 7,477,158: Method and Apparatus for Brightness Control of Indication Lights

U.S. Patent No. 8,800,344:  Oxygen Control in Breathing Apparatus

U.S. Patent No. 8,820,135:  Auto calibration / validation of oxygen sensor in breathing apparatus

U.S. Patent No. 8,861,327:  Methods and Systems for Communicating

U.S. Patent No. 8,995,546:  Software Defined Radio