SELECTED LITIGATION CONSULTING CASES
July, 2001 - October, 2001, Testifying Expert, Intel v. Via Technologies
Analysis of patents, AGP specifications, and other documents related to CPU/memory systems and architectures.
October, 1999 - May, 2000, Testifying Expert, Accton v. Micro Linear Corporation
July, 1999 - September, 1999, Testifying Expert, Allied Telesyn v. Micro Linear Corporation
Analysis of on-chip circuitry, testing procedures and data sheets for Ethernet controller ICs. Analysis of the application of Ethernet controller ICs in hubs and switches, design and testing. Compliance with data sheet and other published specifications.
August, 1998 - December, 1998, Court Appointed Expert, Cadence v. Avant!
Assisted Northern California Federal District Court Judge Ronald Whyte in understanding issues and technology relating to CAD design software and its alleged copyright infringement and trade secret misappropriation.
June, 1998 - December, 1998, Testifying Expert, Canter, et. al. v. West Publishing
Analysis of source code, proposals, internal documentation and other materials relating to natural language processing of database queries in connection with patent and trade secret misappropriation case.
February, 1998 - November, 1998, Testifying Expert, Lucas Arts v. Microstar
Analysis of data files relating to game operation. Analysis of C header files and data formats, comparison of data files for various products.
May, 1998 - May, 2001, Testifying Expert, Hilgraeve v. Symantec
Analysis of source code, patents and other references relating to virus checking software. Analysis and operation of virus checking software and development operational tests.
June, 1998 - December, 1998, Testifying Expert, General Patent v. Xircom, et. al.
Analysis of patents and other references relating to modem and packaging technology.
May, 1998 - June, 1998, Independent Expert, Rose Datasystems v. H.A.T.S.
Analysis and comparison of source code for high availability systems.
December, 1997 - May, 1998, Testifying Expert, Iomega v. Nomai
Analysis and comparison of microcode for disk drive microprocessors and ASICs. Review of ASIC specification sheets and analysis of empirically derived firmware sequences.
June, 1997 - December, 1997, Testifying Expert, Sharp Image Gaming
Analysis and comparison of firmware for video slot machines. Review of EPROM contents including images for video display and microprocessor firmware.
May 1995 - May 1997, Testifying Expert, DSC v. DGI
Analysis and comparison of firmware for a microprocessor-based telecommunications board for copyright infringement. Concepts and practices in reverse engineering.
March 1996 - November 1996, Testifying Expert, AMD v. Hyundai
Analysis of flash EEPROM integrated circuits including analysis of internal circuitry, analysis of product development data and comparison of testing procedures in a trade secret case.
October 1996 - November 1996, Testifying Expert, Texas Instruments v. Samsung
Analysis of firmware (ladder logic) for programmable controllers used in assembly lines in a patent infringement case.
October 1996 - November 1996, Independent Expert, IRIS v. TOA
Software and system level analysis of computerized medical instrumentation. Reported directly to three judge panel in arbitration case.
September 1996, Testifying Expert, AMD v. Minc
Software analysis and software engineering issues for PLD design software in a contract dispute.
May 1996 - June 1996, Testifying Expert, Nellcor Puritan Bennett v. Healthdyne
Analysis of disk drives including file recovery in an employment dispute.
December 1992 - July 1993, Testifying Expert, Conner Peripherals v. Western Digital
August 1994 to December 1995, Testifying Expert, IBM v. Conner Peripherals
Analysis of the architecture of hard disk drives, including microcontroller firmware analysis, digital and analog circuit analysis, and dynamic testing. Analysis of patents and other references.