Electronic Medical Device Software Expert Witnesses

Barr Group's experienced medical device software experts consult with attorneys in medical product liability and intellectual property cases. Our experts in medical device technology have hands-on experience designing electronic systems and software and the credentials and composure to testify successfully before judges and juries.

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Electronic Medical Devices

An electronic medical device is an embedded system, which is a combination of software and electronics. When an electronic medical device malfunctions the results can be deadly. Barr Group is in the business of designing reliable and secure embedded systems and our expert software engineers, electrical engineers, and mechanical engineers are well acquainted with the design of FDA-rated Class II and Class III electronic medical products such as:

  • Electronic medical records and medical billing software
  • Pacemakers and implanted defibrillators
  • Automated external defibrillators (AED)
  • Glucose monitors and insulin pumps
  • MRI machines and PET/CT scanners
  • Digital medical imaging algorithms for X-ray and ultrasound
  • Hearing aids and cochlear implants
  • Functional e-stimulators, including spinal cord stimulators
  • In-vitro diagnostic equipment for laboratory specimen testing
  • Point-of-care testing (POCT) including blood gas systems
  • Vital sign monitoring devices (e.g., EKG and ECG)
  • Ventilators and life support equipment
  • Bedside and ambulatory infusion pumps
  • Robotic surgical systems

Barr Group's software experts are familiar with all of the operating systems used in medical devices, including real-time operating systems like VxWorks and QNX as well as Windows, and all programming languages for embedded systems such as assembly, C, C++, and Matlab. And we are just as comfortable with electronic circuits and ASICs and the Verilog and VHDL languages.

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Expert Witness Services

Barr Group's medical device software 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
  • Analysis of electronics and related design documents
  • Prior art review for patent invalidity
  • Reverse engineering, including disassembly of binary code
  • Forensic analysis and malfunction reconstruction
  • Comparison to FDA 510(k) and medical-industry safety standards
  • 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:

Medical Devices

Medical Device Design Expert Profile

Engineer with over thirty-five years of experience designing electronics and software for consumer electronics products and safety-critical medical devices.

User Interface Design Expert Profile

Accomplished software and systems engineer with specialized expertise in user interface design and human factors issues for embedded, mobile, web, desktop, and server software.

Embedded Software Design Expert Profile

Former adjunct professor of computer engineering with more than twenty-five years of experience in the software industry, including over a decade spent developing software for embedded systems.

Military Systems Design Expert Profile

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

Computer Security Expert Profile

Electrical engineer with extensive electronics and software product development experience across a broad range of industries and platform architectures.

Cellular Communications Expert Profile

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

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Expert S425N

Electrical engineer and expert in battery and power electronics technology with special...

Expert J525N

Experienced computer engineer and corporate information technology leader with a successful...

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 W550N

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

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 W635N

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

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 M244N

Professor of electrical and computer engineering with significant industry

Expert B420K

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

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...

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