Barr Group's electronics and software experts are respected practitioners and academics that help attorneys understand computer technologies to win cases. We have expert witnesses with significant experience successfully testifying in litigation related to patent infringement and validity, software copyrights and trade secrets, product liability and personal injury, as well as project failures and contract disputes.
Expert Witness Testimony
There is more to being a great expert witness than just being a great engineer. Of course, to testify successfully at deposition or in front of a judge or jury, an expert must understand the technology at issue. However, the expert must also be well prepared, have the appropriate credentials and experience, and be able to clearly communicate his knowledge to the judge or jury. Barr Group's testifying experts have a remarkable ability to clearly and credibly communicate complex technical topics.
The first step in all of this is to review the software source code, electronics, and related documents and/or to perform reverse engineering and testing. The expert then prepares an expert report, declaration, or witness statement that records the steps performed and learnings as well as each of the expert's opinions. Our experts have written and submitted many expert reports for all types of technology litigation and are well versed in the formats required in the various venues, such as by Rule 26 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure or in an Inter Partes Review (IPR).
When it comes time to be deposed or testify, Barr Group's internationally recognized electronics and software expert witnesses work closely with retaining counsel to fully prepare to clearly present the technical information and opinions from their expert report during a direct examination and to defend their opinions as they are challenged in a cross-examination.
Testifying Expert Witness Services
Barr Group's testifying experts support plaintiffs and defendants in litigation in U.S. District Courts, at the International Trade Commission (ITC), before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), and in arbitration, as well as in other state, local, and international venues. Electronics and software litigation cases supported by Barr Group experts have ranged from individual copyright infringement cases to large class-action lawsuits that have resulted in billions of dollars in settlement compensation. Our services include assistance with:
- IPR (Inter Partes Review) and Ex-parte Reexam at USPTO
- Patent prior art research and patent invalidity analysis
- Investigations and hearings before the U.S. ITC
- Reverse engineering and infringement contentions
- Claim chart preparation and Markman tutorials
- Software source code review and analysis
- 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 testifying experts to match the size, scope, and complexity of any project. We have provided experts for over a hundred trials, hearings, and arbitrations, so we know what you're looking for in an expert.