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)

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.

GPS and Navigation Systems Expert Profile

Experienced engineer and product manager who has been working with leading-edge navigation technologies for twenty-five years.

Microprocessor Design Expert Profile

Adjunct professor of electrical and computer engineering with years of industry experience in the design of microprocessors for infotainment and multimedia systems, as well as wireless and GPS systems.

Embedded Systems & IoT Expert Profile

Adjunct professor of computer science with two decades of industry experience in software engineering and all phases of the software development life cycle.

Wireless Protocols Expert Profile

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

Enterprise Software Expert Profile

MIT-educated computer scientist experienced in analyzing, architecting, designing, developing and optimizing service provider and enterprise solutions for a wide variety of industries. 

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Expert H400L

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

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 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 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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