Software & Computer Expertise

Our software experts are highly proficient in a range of technologies and applications.

We know computers and software — inside and out.
  • We are experts in a range of mobile software and smartphone platforms: Android, iOS, iPhone, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, and Brew.
  • We are highly experienced in Internet and web: Perl, Python, PHP, Java EE, Ruby, JavaScript, SQL, .NET, Apache, and TCP/IP.
  • We are skilled in working with digital multimedia: JPEG, MP3, MPEG, Flash, and digital rights management (DRM).
  • We have years of in-the-trenches experience with medical software and FDA devices: FDA 510(k) submissions, CFR Part 820, CFA Part 11, electronic health records (EHR), HIPAA and privacy regulations, and ISO and IEC Standards for medical device software.
  • Our staff includes experts in information security: public and private keys, hashing, authentication, SSL/TLS, SFTP/SSH, and secure software license activation.
  • We are knowledgable in computer networks and networking protocols: TCP/IP, DNS, HTTP, CDMA/GSM/LTE, Wifi/802.11, email, SSL, and FTP.
  • Our experts have designed, implemented, and analyzed applications built on top of a variety of database technologies: MySQL, Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, XML, and BigTable.
  • We are proficient in user interfaces: Java Swing, Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), and Dojo.
  • We are the go-to guys for enterprise architectures: SAP, Oracle Siebel, PeopleSoft, Microsoft Dynamics, OPEN ERP, and OFBiz.
  • We have both industry and litigation experience with financial software: mobile banking software, technical analysis, TradeStation, eSignal, and Bloomberg Data Feeds.
  • We have worked with a variety of embedded devices, platforms, and technologies, including Verizon/nPhase platforms, Bluetooth, Zigbee, RFID, and Qualcomm’s devices.

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We are techies who speak legalese.
  1. Lawyers and engineers speak, write, and think differently. Translating tech jargon into the precise, unambiguous language of the law isn’t taught to engineers. We know how to do it.
  2. You can’t be an effective expert witness if you don’t understand the legal issues in question. Patents are legal documents, not engineering documents. Most engineers find them baffling (but we don’t).
  3. Explaining technical concepts to non-experts is hard. Conveying complex concepts in a way that is easy to understand is a skill we’ve carefully honed over years of practice.
We help lower costs for your clients.
  1. We off-load time-consuming tasks from expensive testifying experts. Our lower cost (but highly capable) consultants do the heavy lifting then feed information to the testifying expert.
  2. We are super efficient. We have done this many times, so we hit the ground running on every project.
  3. We use proprietary processes and tools. We have developed techniques specifically for litigation consulting that save valuable time (and money!)
We are software litigation fanatics.
  1. Litigation consulting is our full-time job. We don’t serve as expert witnesses as a “side gig,” and we don’t have another job that’s a higher priority.
  2. We are experienced. Since this is what we do all day, every day, we know what works and what doesn’t.
  3. We love what we do. Many experts do this work to supplement their income. We’ve chosen it as a career because we enjoy it.
Our team is your team.
  1. We assemble a team of experts with complementary knowledge and skills to fit your project. Each of our experts specializes in certain areas, and they collaborate to cover all the bases.
  2. A Quandary Peak team is more than the sum of its parts.  As the old saying goes, two heads are better than one.
  3. We can easily increase or decrease the work force assigned to a task. When crunch time arrives, we can devote more resources to get the job done.

Meet Some of Our Experts

Sam Malek - Software Expert Witness

Sam Malek, PhD

Senior Computer Scientist Los Angeles

Sam Malek is a Professor in the School of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of California at Irvine. Dr. Malek has testified as an expert witness in a variety of software-related legal matters, including patent cases, IPRs (Inter Partes Review), contractual disputes, and other types of litigation.

Litigation Senior Testifying Expert
Hassan Afzali-Kusha - Computer Consultant

Hassan Afzali-Kusha

Computer Consultant Los Angeles

Hassan currently serves as a consultant and source-code reviewer in software and hardware related litigation including patent/copyright infringement and breach-of-contract matters. He holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering.

Litigation Code Analyst
Area of Expertise Software Consultant
Mahdi Eslamimehr - Senior Software Consultant

Mahdi Eslamimehr – PhD, MBA

Senior Computer Scientist Los Angeles

Dr. Mahdi Eslamimehr is an award-winning scientist and a senior tech executive in the software product and service industry. He has years of experience in leading tech companies around the world, including Ericsson R&D Center, Samsung Electronics R&D Labs, SAP Research Lab, Y Combinator Research, and Clarity Global.

Litigation Testifying and Consulting Expert
Area of Expertise Program Analysis
Alicia Morton Farlese - Health IT Regulations Expert and Government Affairs Specialist

Alicia Farlese, DNP, RN-BC

Healthcare Regulations Expert Nashville

Alicia Morton Farlese is a retired Captain serving twenty-six years in the United States Navy Nurse Corps, and was a senior leader in national health IT policy at the US Dept. of Health and Human Services. Dr. Farlese assists clients in meeting Health IT regulations, including Information Blocking requirements of the 21st…

Focus Area Compliance & Government Affairs
William Luk - Senior Software Consultant

William Luk

Senior Software Consultant Silicon Valley

William Luk is an entrepreneur, software executive, and developer with over 15 years of experience in network and computer security. William has developed and led product teams to deliver enterprise class firewall, intrusion detection / prevention systems, database security, and data security / privacy solutions at Symantec and several security startups.

Litigation Consulting Expert
Focus Area Software Engineering & Security
Area of Expertise Embedded Systems & Security
Shahzad Ahmad

Shahzad Ahmad

Senior Biomedical and Health IT Consultant Nashville

Shahzad Ahmad has a deep background in healthcare IT as a technical project manager and product owner. His 8+ years of experience includes implementation of EHR systems across the nations top healthcare institutions, owning the SDLC of medical devices, as well as bioengineering research of early detection technologies for debilitating diseases.

Focus Area EHR & Biomedical Product Design