From mobile devices to vehicles, home appliances and other otherwise everyday items now have the ability to connect, communicate, and exchange data in the network known as the Internet of Things (IoT).  Through the integration of embedded computer hardware, software, sensors, and actuators, IoT and edge computing devices are now able to provide additional functionality and information to their end users.  However, the complexity of the design of these devices also raise the risks of product hacking and malfunction. 

Experts in multiple technical disciplines. Barr Group's expert witnesses are experts in the following critical areas of IoT and edge computing technology:

  • Cybersecurity & cryptography
  • Embedded hardware design
  • Software & firmware development 
  • Embedded system security
  • Information technology
  • Mobile & wireless computing
  • Network architecture & distributed computing systems
  • Software architecture

Representative Experts

The following profiles are just a few of Barr Group's expert witnesses. For more complex technologies and cases, experts can be assembled into teams to ensure that all aspects of the technology in question are thoroughly evaluated by the appropriate subject experts.

Computer Hardware Expert

With over 30 years of experience in designing computer electronics and embedded devices, this former Director of Engineering has provided expert reports or testified for over 20 product liability and software copyright cases in the United States. He is an expert in computer system modeling and analysis, as well as secure systems. He is also well-versed in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).

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Computer Science Expert

This internationally recognized expert in embedded software process and architecture is a former adjunct professor in electrical engineering and computer science.  He has over 20 years of software design and programming experience and has testified as an expert more than 20 times.

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Computer Security Expert

This expert witness is an internationally renowned expert in cryptography and security technology. He is an expert in applied cryptography, privacy enhanced storage systems, cryptocurrency and mobile devices. He has testified or consulted for over a dozen technology-related litigation cases.

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Data Communication Expert

This former Director of Engineering has extensive experience designing for and analyzing various data transmission systems. He has provided expert reports or testified for over 20 product liability and software copyright cases in the United States, and is well-versed in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).

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Electrical Engineering Expert

This internationally recognized expert in embedded systems is a former adjunct professor in electrical engineering and computer science.  He has over 20 years of software design and programming experience and has testified as an expert witness more than 20 times.

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Electronic Hardware, Firmware Expert

This internationally renowned expert has over forty years of experience working in the embedded systems. He has development of over 100 embedded systems and has authored six subject-related books. He has held various security clearances, including Top Secret/Special Intelligence.

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Embedded Systems Expert

This expert witness is an internationally recognized expert in embedded systems, as well as embedded software process and architecture.  He is the former editor-in-chief for a major embedded systems industry publication, and author of three popular embedded systems engineering resource books.  He has testified as an expert witness more than 20 times.

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Embedded Systems Safety Expert

This embedded systems expert has almost 30 years of experience designing safety-critical applications, including automotive electronics, military and defense systems and medical devices.  He is an industry leading instructor of state-of-the-art engineering design techniques for developing safe and secure embedded systems, and has provided source code analysis and testimony for several product liability and intellectual property legal disputes involving automotive electronics.

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Firmware Development Expert

This expert witness is an expert in embedded software architecture and process.  He has been a lead electronics and firmware engineer for automotive, telecom, and datacomm applications.  He is an industry leading instructor of state-of-the-art engineering design techniques for developing safe and secure embedded systems, and has provided source code analysis and testimony for several product liability and intellectual property legal disputes involving embedded electronics.

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Medical Device Design Expert

This expert witness is a former Director of Engineering experienced with designing and analyzing electronic medical devices. He has provided expert reports or testified for over 20 product liability and software copyright cases in the United States, and is an expert in electronic and embedded system design for safety-critical systems.

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Software Architecture Expert

This expert witness is an internationally recognized expert in embedded systems, embedded software process and software architecture.  He is a former adjunct professor in electrical engineering and computer science, and has authored three popular embedded systems engineering resource books.  He has over 20 years of software design and programming experience, and has testified as an expert witness more than 20 times.

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Software Engineering Expert

This expert witness has almost 30 years experience developing firmware for safety-critical and consumer electronic devices.  He is a leading instructor of state-of-the-art engineering design techniques for developing safe and secure embedded systems, and has provided source code analysis and testimony for several product liability and intellectual property legal disputes.

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