Ali Khoshgozaran, PhD


Dr. Ali Khoshgozaran is a computer scientist and software technology consultant with over a decade of research, development and management experience in various areas of computer science with leading tech companies around the world, including Microsoft, Yahoo! and Samsung. Ali currently serves as an expert witness in software-related litigation, such as patent infringement and breach-of-contract matters.

Summary of Qualifications

  • Serving as a software expert witness in several cases, including patent infringement and breach-of-contract cases
  • Holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from The University of Southern California, an M.S. in Computer Science from The George Washington University, and a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Sharif University of Technology
  • Conducts research in the field of software systems and engineering, spanning the areas of mobile softwaremachine learning, internet, software development, software quality, autonomous cars, connected cars, Internet of Things (IoT), embedded software and web applications
  • Authored several peer-reviewed academic articles and papers, magazine articles and book chapters related to software engineering in top conferences and publications
  • Delivered various invited speakers, seminars, lectures, and technology demonstrations at domestic and international software industry events and computer science conferences
  • Served as a panelist at various technology, entrepreneurship and software events
  • Served as an expert reviewer and panelist for numerous journals, conferences and magazines, and been a committee member for academic conferences
  • Received numerous research and industry awards in the field of computer science and entrepreneurship
  • Delivers guest lectures on various areas of computer science and software engineering at the University of Southern California and The California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
  • Filed 15+ patents in areas of intelligent systems, social networks, privacy and security, information management, internet-enabled TV and advertising with The University of Southern California, Yahoo! and Samsung (4 granted)

Areas of Expertise

  • Wireless devices and mobile apps

    Android, iOS, Windows Mobile, Windows Phone, Java ME

  • Programming and software development

    Java, C/C++, C#, XML, Eclipse, Visual Studio, .NET

  • Internet applications and websites

    Python, PHP, Perl, Ruby, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, AJAX, Node.js, Ruby on Rails, ASP.NET

  • Digital multimedia

    MPEG, JPEG, vector graphics, Silverlight, Flash, digital video recorders (DVRs), Smart TVs and set-top boxes, digital cameras

  • Databases

    RDBMS, SQL, Microsoft SQL Server, Elastic Search, Oracle, MySQL, Postgres, PostgreSQL

  • Operating systems and servers

    Linux, Windows, Mac OS, UNIX

  • Networking and protocols


  • Litigation support

    Intellectual property and patent infringement, software design/source code inspection and review, expert witness testimony at trials and depositions, breach-of-contract and non-performance claims, computer forensics, data recovery, and metadata analysis

Litigation Experience

  • CYWEE Group LTD. v ZTE Corporation, ZTE (USA), Inc. and ZTE (TX) Inc.

    Jan 2018
    Jurisdiction: Southern District of California
    Counsel: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
    Nature of Suit: Patent Infringement

  • Hitachi Maxell, LTD. v. ZTE Corp and ZTE USA Inc.

    Feb 2018
    Jurisdiction: Eastern District of Texas
    Counsel: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
    Nature of Suit: Patent Infringement

  • Cellular Communications Equipment LLC v. HTC America Inc., HTC Corporation, ZTE Corporation, ZTE Solutions, Inc. and ZTE USA, Inc.

    Feb 2018
    Jurisdiction: Eastern District of Texas
    Counsel: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
    Nature of Suit: Patent Infringement

  • Bryndon Fisher v. The United States of America

    Feb 2018
    Jurisdiction: United States Court of Federal Claims
    Counsel: Schubert Jonckheer & Kolbe LLP
    Nature of Suit: Class Action