Internet of Things Experts

Barr Group's experts in embedded systems advise attorneys in class action and IP litigation. Our experts have hands-on experience designing products with electronics and firmware, including connected devices such as personal fitness monitors, WiFi security cameras, and smart home devices and have testified successfully in high-profile jury trials.

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Internet-Connected Smart Products

Barr Group is in the business of designing reliable and secure computers and we have software engineers with hands-on experience designing a wide variety of mass-market Internet-connected products that network via 802.11 WiFi, RFID, NFC, Bluetooth (including BLE), Zigbee, cellular, and M2M. For example:

  • Smart TVs and smart speakers from Google, Amazon, and Apple
  • Set-top boxes for cable and satellite television
  • Wearable computers such as fitness trackers and heart-rate monitors
  • Smart home thermostats, doorbells, sensors, and LED light bulbs
  • Network LAN/WAN routers, hubs, and switches
  • Edge computing devices and routers for cloud computing
  • Embedded systems and embedded software ("firmware")

Barr Group's engineers are familiar with all of the major technologies used to design connected devices including the Google Cloud IoT, Amazon AWS IoT Core, and Microsoft Azure IoT frameworks, Linux and real-time (RTOS) operating systems, and also the programming languages that are used, such as assembly, C, and C++. And we are equally comfortable reviewing electronic circuits and schematic drawings.

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Expert Witness Services

Barr Group's connected device 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 and firmware 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 reviewers 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:

Firmware and IoT
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Experts in Firmware and IoT Devices

Satellite & Cellular Base Station Expert Profile

Independent engineering consultant specializing in wireless cellular mobile technology and real-time embedded software development.

Nanoelectronic & MEMS Sensors Expert Profile

Professor of electrical and computer engineering with decades of experience at the forefront of the design and fabrication of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and nanoelectronic devices.

Distributed Sensor Networks Expert Profile

Professor of computer science with specialized expertise in network quality of service, routing, and visualization as well as remote sensing.

FDA Medical Software Quality Expert Profile

Former director of software engineering and independent consultant with deep experience in the medical products and telecommunications industries and FDA 510(k), ISO-13485, and IEC-62304 compliant software quality systems.

Surveillance Camera Networks Expert Profile

Stanford-educated professor of electrical engineering and computer science whose career in industry began at AT&T Bell Labs and has specialized expertise in cyber-physical systems, IoT technologies, and computer vision.

Connected Vehicle Telematics Expert Profile

A leader in the field of connected vehicle technologies with three decades of focus on accessing and processing data from vehicle sensors.

Linux-Based Computer Systems Expert Profile

Former professor of computer science and independent engineering consultant and trainer with specialized technical knowledge in the internal structure of the Linux operating system.

Smartphone Software & Apps Expert Profile

Computer engineer and consultant with more than two decades of industry experience developing software for embedded systems and mobile apps powered by Android, Linux, Windows, and real-time operating systems such as VxWorks.

Video Encoding & Streaming Expert Profile

PhD electrical engineer and data communications expert with three decades of professional industry and research experience in areas such as video encoding and imaging technologies, digital signal processing (DSP), lossless data compression, and computer security. Areas of specialized technical expertise also include Amazon AWS and other cloud computing platforms.

Optical Systems & Interfaces Expert Profile

Physicist with over three decades of industry experience and a prolific innovator in electro-optical systems who invented a new type of optical microscopy, co-invented solid immersion microscopy, designed the first commercial atomic and magnetic force microscope, and invented a laser noise canceller. Has specialized technical expertise in analog circuit design, low noise circuits, optical systems, instruments, and measurements, interferometry, ultrasensitive measurements, and silicon photonics.


Expert W425N

A leader in the field of connected vehicle technologies with three decades of focus on accessing...

Expert S416N

Electronics and computer science expert with more than twenty-five years of hands-on experience...

Expert H400L

Computer scientist and inventor with decades of hands-on experience applying emerging...

Expert M242N

Professor of electrical and computer engineering and robotics with more than a decade of...

Expert Y520K

Professor of electrical and computer engineering with decades of experience at the forefront of...

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 E235M

Consultant and former computer science instructor who has written more than two dozen books and...

Expert H120S

Physicist with over three decades of industry experience and a prolific innovator in electro-...


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