Internet of Things Experts

Barr Group's Internet of Things (IoT) expert witnesses advise attorneys in class action and IP litigation. Our experts have hands-on experience designing Internet-connected electronics 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

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, real-time operating systems and Linux, 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 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:

Internet of Things (IoT)

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.

Autonomous Vehicle Navigation Expert Profile

Professor of electrical and computer engineering and robotics with more than a decade of industry experience developing embedded systems for guidance, communications, and data processing for spaceborne and terrestrial applications. Teaches classes and performs research in the areas of navigation, communications, and design of computer systems. Head of a robotics research laboratory that focuses on the integration of computer, communications, and navigation technologies for autonomous robot applications. Has specialized expertise in civilian and military navigation

Smart Grid Electrical Power Expert Profile

Professor of electrical and computer engineering with significant industry experience in telecom, aerospace/defense, security, and healthcare application domains. Director of a university program that supports NASA’s Johnson Space Center and co-director of a connected infrastructure program that prototypes smart grid, smart energy, smart transportation, and other smart city projects. Research relates to those and other topics that touch on embedded computing systems and communication and networking protocols. Has held executive and senior engineering positions

Software Process Improvement Expert Profile

Former adjunct professor of computer science and university researcher turned industry consultant and trainer focused on software process improvement and product design. Subject matter expert in software engineering, software quality, data analytics, e-commerce, wireless communications, networking, embedded systems, web technologies, and user interfaces.

Android and iOS Mobile Apps Expert Profile

Computer scientist and inventor with decades of hands-on experience applying emerging technologies to create successful software applications and apps for a variety of computing platforms, including Android and iOS smartphones, Macs, and Windows PCs. Has experience programming in a range of languages. Also a proven engineering team leader, having been a senior technical manager at Apple as well as CEO and VP of Engineering, respectively, of a pair of startup companies.

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.

Cybersecurity & CompSci Expert Profile

Consultant and former computer science instructor who has written more than two dozen books and numerous scientific papers on computer security, cyberwarfare, and digital forensics, as well as cryptography and other forms of applied mathematics. Has mastered and then written and taught a wide range of technical topics within and outside of computer science. After serving in the U.S. Army, earned his undergraduate degree while also doing hands-on work in technical support and design of websites in HTML and JavaScript.

Electronics Source Code Review Expert Profile

<p>Computer engineer with over fifteen years of hands-on experience in all phases of product engineering including system architecture, electronics design, software design and code review, project management, testing, and manufacturing. Areas of specific technical expertise include FPGA and ASIC chip design involving hardware description languages, simulation, synthesis, and timing analysis; printed circuit board electronics design, verification, and debug; embedded software design; and system-level architecture and design.</p>

System and Software Testing Expert Profile

An international leader in software, hardware, and systems testing and a prolific writer in the field of software testing with over thirty years of experience. author of fourteen books that have sold hundreds of thousands of copies around the world and been translated into over a dozen languages. Has delivered consulting services and training to hundreds of clients worldwide, helping to solve the most difficult software quality and testing problems.

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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

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 B620S

<p>Computer engineer with over fifteen years of hands-on experience in all phases of...

Expert B600R

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

Expert T512N

MIT-educated computer scientist experienced in analyzing, architecting, designing, developing...

Expert P420K

Adjunct professor of computer science with two decades of industry experience in software...

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 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 M244N

Professor of electrical and computer engineering with significant industry

Expert K650N

Former adjunct professor of computer science and university researcher turned industry...

Expert B420K

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

Expert O600R

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

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