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)

Video Encoding and 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 and 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.

Fiber Optics and Electronics Expert Profile

MIT-educated electrical engineer, computer scientist, and physicist with over two decades of technology leadership and entrepreneurial experience. Specialized areas of technology expertise include data communications, network processors, TCP/IP protocols, optical networking and optics, telecommunications including Voice over IP (VoIP), streaming audio-video, multimedia search, automated testing, database-backed website design and their security, and social networking.

Analog and Digital Electronics Expert Profile

Electronics and computer science expert with more than twenty-five years of hands-on experience analyzing, designing, and implementing real-time systems for commercial, industrial, and military applications. Has been chief architect or technical lead on numerous projects covering all aspects of the architecture and development of electronics (including circuit boards and FPGAs), embedded software, network and communication protocols, and graphical user interfaces.

Software & Binary Disassembly Expert Profile

Computer scientist with more than fifteen years of programming experience developing large scale distributed high-performance systems. Also an expert in computer security and reverse engineering of complex systems to locate and assess their vulnerability to hacking. Hands-on experience designing networked safety- and mission-critical systems as well as programming real-time embedded systems. Technical specializations in database architectures, network protocols, user interfaces, and operating systems including Linux and Windows.

Global Positioning Systems Expert Profile

Electrical engineer with substantial design experience in the fields of GPS and navigation systems, digital signal processing, semiconductors, image processing, and software-defined radio for airborne and ground-based systems and devices in the military, agricultural, industrial, and other markets. Experience includes technical team and architectural leadership for multiple product launches.

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.


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

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-...

Expert B620S

Computer engineer with over fifteen years of hands-on experience in all phases of product...

Expert B600R

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


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