Consumer Electronics Design Experts

Barr Group's consumer electronics expert witnesses advise attorneys in class action and other litigation.  Our experts have hands-on experience designing consumer electronics devices such as set-top boxes, fitness monitors, digital cameras, and laser printers.  We have testified in high-profile multi-million dollar disputes.

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Consumer Technology Products

Barr Group is in the business of designing reliable and secure computers and we have software engineers with hands-on experience designing consumer electronics such as:​

  • Smart TVs and smart speakers from Google, Amazon, and Apple
  • Set-top boxes for cable and satellite television
  • Digital Video Recording (DVR) technology such as TiVo
  • Gaming consoles like Sony PlayStation, Microsoft Xbox, and Nintendo
  • iOS and Android smartphones and tablets, including Samsung Galaxy
  • Video games for consoles and mobile phones, PCs, and browsers
  • Personal computers and laptops from Dell, Lenovo, Apple, Google, etc.
  • Peripheral devices from Bluetooth headsets to MIDI music instruments
  • Printers and scanners including multi-function copiers and 3-D printers
  • Unmanned aerial drones as well as other digital cameras
  • Smart watches, fitness trackers, and heart-rate monitors
  • Smart home appliances and other products with software inside

Barr Group's software experts are familiar with all of the major technologies used to design consumer electronics products including the Windows, Android, iOS, and Linux operating systems and programming languages, such as assembly, C, C++, C#, Objective-C, and Java. And we are equally comfortable reviewing electronic circuits and schematic drawings.

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Expert Witness Services

Barr Group's consumer electronics experts support plaintiffs and defendants in litigation in U.S. District Courts, at the International Trade Commission (ITC), and before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). Our services include:

  • Technical assistance with drafting of discovery requests
  • Software source code review and analysis
  • Source code comparisons for copyright and trade secret theft
  • Prior art review for patent invalidity
  • Analysis of electronics and related design documents
  • Reverse engineering, including disassembly of binary code
  • Forensic analysis, including electronic data recovery
  • Expert reports, declarations, and witness statements
  • Testimony at deposition, oral hearings, and trials

Barr Group has a demonstrated ability to quickly activate one or more code experts to match the size, scope, and complexity of any project.

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The following is a representative subset of Barr Group's experts who have experience designing and/or testifying about these technologies:

Consumer Electronics

Medical Device Software Safety Expert Profile

Consultant certified in regulatory requirements for medical with more than twenty-five years of experience in the field of medical device firmware and software design. Specialist in safety-critical product development who has developed software as well as technical and regulatory documentation for a range of medical products under all FDA levels of concern and IEC 62304 classes. Has participated in several software submissions and inspections before the FDA and EU notified bodies. Also an inventor of technologies in the field of electronic program guides for TV set-top boxes.

DOCSIS Cable Modem Expert Profile

Distinguished electrical engineer, technology executive and broadband industry pioneer and leader. Named inventor of nearly one hundred U.S. patents in broadband and wireless data communications, mesh networking, digital video technologies and mobile devices. Extensive experience in DOCSIS cable modem communications including numerous product firsts and as well as key standards development in the delivery of triple-play voice, video, and high-speed Internet.

Internet Protocols and IoT Expert Profile

Software and systems engineer with several decades of hands-on experience in the design and implementation of complex embedded systems based on Linux, Windows, and real-time operating systems. Specialist in Internetconnected products such as consumer electronics and IoT devices using WiFi 802.11, GSM/LTE cellular, and other wireless and wired protocols. Also has experience with FPGAs and implementing M2M communications through the use of Microsoft .NET-based web services.

Mechanical Electrical Software Expert Profile

Mechanical engineer with hands-on experience in all phases of product engineering, including system architecture, system engineering, system modeling, system integration, mechanical and electrical design, as well as software and firmware development and testing. Areas of deep technical specialization include electronics design and simulation, digital signal processing (DSP), and software development in a range of programming languages.

Short-Range Wireless Protocols Expert Profile

Professor emeritus of computer science at one university and an associate professor of the same at another. Also a software consultant and a leader with experience in every phase of software product development and management. Visionary, thinker, founder, writer, speaker and mentor experienced in startups, mid-size, and large companies. As an early member and technical leader of an international industry consortium, helped to establish and standardize line-of-sight communication protocols between handheld mobile devices.

Battery Chemistry Expert Profile

Technology consultant with more than thirty years of experience in battery, materials, and control system technology and strong capabilities in all aspects of battery systems and energy storage. Former CEO and CTO with experience in start-up and established corporate environments alike. Demonstrated record of success in conceptualizing new products and leading development teams, establishing advanced manufacturing facilities, and applying fundamental new technologies for cost reduction. In addition, has assisted clients in analyzing catastrophic failure of complex battery

DVR Settop Onscreen Guide Expert Profile

Electrical engineer and embedded computing pioneer with over thirty years of experience designing electronics hardware and low-level software as well as more recent experience with mobile apps for Apple iOS platforms. Extensive experience in the design of data communications systems, including for DVR-capable satellite TV receivers and other set-top boxes. Experience with the software inside standards-based protocols ranges from detailed bit level knowledge of the MPEG transport protocol for video to the full TCP/IP Internet protocol stack. Holds a TS/SCI security clearance.

Ultrasound Medical Imaging Expert Profile

Former assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering and Oxford-educated materials scientist whose areas of specialized technical expertise include design of semiconductors and other electronics and sensors and micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) as well as signal and image processing. Industry experience includes working for and consulting with multinationals such as General Electric, Medtronic, Fujifilm, Samsung, and Siemens on projects relating to medical devices, consumer electronics, biometric security, clean-tech, and electrical power delivery.

E-commerce SaaS Software Expert Profile

Computer scientist and executive with experience managing development of a range of computer systems from e-commerce and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) websites to set-top boxes and electronics kits, including research prototypes through to commercial products and services. Experience from hands-on product development to management, marketing, and venture investment. Also worked as a researcher, software development manager, and technology executive at large companies as well as Silicon Valley startups.

Video Game Computer Graphics Expert Profile

Professor of computer science and consultant with more than thirty years of experience in the software industry in areas ranging from scientific computing and medical visualization to video gaming technologies. Significant experience in the field of computer graphics, including for military simulators, flight simulators, and video games. Also a specialist in web-based services that use Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA). Has researched and applied video gaming technologies to serious pursuits, including for improved health. Hands-on experience with video game design and development.

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Technology consultant with more than thirty years of experience in battery,

Expert J523N

Security consultant and adjunct professor who has developed novel and patented security...

Expert Q240L

Distinguished electrical engineer, technology executive and broadband industry pioneer and...

Expert J520S

Independent engineering consultant in the design of both electronics and software with a formal...

Expert S530O

Electrical engineer with extensive electronics and software product development experience...

Expert W550N

Engineer with over thirty-five years of experience designing electronics and software for...

Expert C656T

Computer scientist and executive with experience managing development of a range of computer...

Expert B600R

Former adjunct professor of computer engineering with more than twenty-five years of experience...

Expert L555N

Professor of electrical engineering and an award-winning innovator in the areas of wireless...

Expert L000L

Over forty years of academic and engineering experience and twenty years of expert witness...

Expert S365M

Consultant and trainer with over thirty years of hands-on professional experience in the design...

Expert W635N

Consultant certified in regulatory requirements for medical with more than twenty-five years of...

Expert B420K

Experienced engineer and product manager who has been working with leading-edge navigation...

Expert M320K

Software and systems engineer with several decades of hands-on experience

Expert G635R

Electrical engineer with broad industry experience in development and manufacturing of...

Expert M260R

Mechanical engineer with hands-on experience in all phases of product

Expert B624L

Adjunct professor of electrical and computer engineering with years of industry experience in...

Expert G524L

Embedded systems industry veteran who built or managed the development of more than one hundred...

Expert F200K

Electrical engineer and embedded computing pioneer with over thirty years of experience...

Expert K532N

Professor emeritus of computer science at one university and an associate professor of the same...

Expert B420K

An international leader in software, hardware, and systems testing and a prolific writer in the...

Expert L110F

Electrical engineer and consultant with a practice in telecommunications, information technology...

Expert D130T

Former assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering and Oxford-educated materials...

Expert R251K

Accomplished software and systems engineer with specialized expertise in user interface design...

Expert C612S

Professor of computer science and consultant with more than thirty years of experience in the...

Expert B320S

Career consultant in the field of telecommunications and information services with extensive...

Expert O600R

Computer networking and wireless technology expert with over thirty years of industry experience...

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