Brad Ulrich

Brad Ulrich - Software Expert Witness

Brad Ulrich has a 15+ year career as a computer scientist, tech entrepreneur, and expert consultant. He is trusted by federal agencies and leading software vendors to provide expert analysis and guidance on complex matters involving the safety and quality of software, regulations such as CEHRT and Meaningful Use, and industry best practices for quality and risk management in Health IT software.

His professional experience includes modern software architectures, safety-based product design, health IT software, FDA-regulated medical devices, distributed software, automation and DevOps, cellular devices, and ore. He is adept at risk management, SDLCs and project management, software governance and compliance with SDO standards, CTO and strategic management, IP management and consulting, and litigation support and expert testimony as a computer scientist.

He is currently the Director of Quandary Peak’s Health IT and Audits division, where he oversees a team of software and health informatics experts in analyzing and audits health IT software systems and companies, including reviews for private companies as well as the Department of Health and Human Services and United States Department of Justice.


Summary of Qualifications

  • Trusted and respected health IT software analyst and auditor; selected by the federal government and leading EHR vendors to lead ground-breaking projects
  • Experience leading independent 3rd party audits in the healthcare IT sector, including serving at the request of Office of National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) and Office of Inspector General (OIG) as a Software Quality Oversight Organization (SQOO) and Independant Consultative Expert (ICE).
  • Well-versed in best practices for compliance and patient safety, with specialization in quality management systems, SDLC, risk management, high-quality software and software organizations, and software usability.
  • A trusted litigation consultant and software expert witness.
  • Served on dozens of contract dispute, regulatory, trade secret, and patent infringement cases.
  • Has served as an expert in International Trade Commission (ITC) investigations and USPTO patent re-examinations and IPRs, in addition to federal and state court cases.
  • Conveys technical subjects in a clear, logical style easily understood by a broader audience. Has a depth of experience in modern software architectures, software governance, and risk-based design controls in medical software.
  • Known for root cause analysis and corrective and preventive actions (CAPA)
  • Known for his fast and efficient code review and analysis in wide-array of software languages such as Java, Android, iOS, Objective C, C++, C#, Microsoft Windows, .NET, Python, Matlab, and more.
  • Well versed in software design patterns, both classic, and cloud/devops, SDLC, Software standards (ISO 13485, 25010, etc.)
  • Has expertise in usability and UI design, microservices, smartphones, mobile apps, medical devices, electronic health record systems (EHRs), embedded systems, cellular devices, web applications, and ERP systems.
  • Formerly served as Chief Technology Officer for Genesis Health Technologies, LLC, where he managed the growth of the company’s technology department and the commercial launch of Genesis’ flagship products and technology services for diabetes healthcare.
  • Member of the IEEE Computer Society.
  • Received his B.S. in Computer Science and Mathematics with cum laude honors from Vanderbilt University

Areas of Expertise

  • Software Development Standards

    Medical Device Standards (ISO 13485, ISO 14971, ISO 62304), Software governance (disciplined agile, CMMI for Agile); code
    quality standards (CWE, ISO 25010 / 25012, CISQ); SDLCs (Scrum).

  • Software Risk Management and Technology Mgmt

    Risk classification, HAZOP analysis, agile and FDA-regulated SDLC processes, risk and requirements traceability systems,
    software governance, compliance and audits.

  • Risk Controls and Scalability in Software

    Robust software, failsafe design, usability controls, automated testing, microservices, distributed computing

  • Litigation Support

    Intellectual property and patent infringement, software design/source code audit and review, non-performance claims, expert witness and depositions

  • Modern Software Processes

    DevOps, continuous integration, risk-based agile development

  • Medical Standards and Vocabularies

    HL7, C-CDA, X12, DICOM, IDC-9/10, HIPAA, Meaningful Use, SNOMED, RxNorm, QRDA

  • Languages and Technologies

    Java, Google Android and APIs (Maps, Cloud Messaging), RESTful APIs, HTML5, CSS, jQuery, django, Python, Chef, Fabric,
    PostgreSQL, json, SOAP, PHP, Rackspace Cloud, Amazon AWS/EC2, Apache, Ruby, Gunicorn, nginx, ZeroMQ, RabbitMQ, Perl, monitoring
    (Nagios, daemontools/supervise), Apple iOS and iPhone SDK, Objective C, Sencha, Appcelerator Titanium

  • Microsoft Platforms

    .NET, C#, VB.NET, Windows Phone SDK, IIS, Visual C++, Win32 applications and DLLs, WinCE applications, MFC 6.0, Visual
    Basic 6.0, Windows Phone OS

  • Database and ERP

    MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle, Siebel, OFBiz, OpenERP, JDBC, ADO.NET, OLE, Microsoft SQL

  • Project Development and Management

    Eclipse, Visual Studio 6, 8, 2005-2010, Visual Studio .NET, Siebel Tools, Visual Paradigm, UML, Github, JIRA, COCOMO, CASE
    tools, Microsoft Project, wrike, Visual SourceSafe

  • Analytics

    MATLAB. Statistical and numerical analysis, signal processing algorithms and systems, machine learning, financial trading
    indicators and systems.


Litigation Experience

  • AliphCom, Inc. et. al. v Fitbit, Inc.

    Nov 2015 – Present
    Jurisdiction: International Trade Commission, U.S. District Court, Northern Dist. of California
    Counsel: Gibson Dunn and Crutcher LLP
    Nature of Suit: Patent Infringement

  • Walmart-Stores, Inc. v Cuker Interactive, LLC

    May 2015 – Present
    Jurisdiction: U.S. District Court, Western District of Arkanas
    Counsel: Kutak Rock LLP
    Nature of Suit: Contract Dispute

  • Ericsson, Inc. et al. v. TCL Communication Technology Holdings, Ltd, et al.

    Apr 2015 – Present
    Jurisdiction: U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
    Counsel: Sheppard Mullin Richter and Hampton LLP
    Nature of Suit: Intellectual Property – Patent

  • Justin Hull and Amy Sweigard v. Marriott International, Inc.

    Mar 2015 – Present
    Jurisdiction: U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Maryland
    Counsel: Conn Maciel Carey PLLC
    Nature of Suit: Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance

  • Mary Rutan Hospital v. Nextgen Healthcare Information Systems, Inc.

    Feb 2015 – Mar 2015
    Jurisdiction: U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
    Counsel: Reminger Co., L.P.A.
    Nature of Suit: EMR Contract Dispute

  • Computer Programs and Systems, Inc. v. Mad River Community Hospital and American Hospital Management Corporation

    Jan 2015 – Mar 2015
    Jurisdiction: Circuit Court, Mobile County Alabama
    Counsel: Janssen Malloy LLP
    Nature of Suit: EMR Contract Dispute

  • Core Wireless Licensing S.a.r.l. v. LG Electronics, Inc. & LG Electronics MobileComm USA, Inc.

    Feb 2015 – Present
    Jurisdiction: U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
    Counsel: Bunsow De Mory Smith & Allison LLP
    Nature of Suit: Intellectual Property – Patent

  • Core Wireless Licensing S.a.r.l. v. Apple Computer, Inc.

    Feb 2015 – Present
    Jurisdiction: U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
    Counsel: Bunsow De Mory Smith & Allison LLP
    Nature of Suit: Intellectual Property – Patent

  • Packet Intelligence, LLC v. Cisco Systems, Inc.

    Oct 2014 – Mar 2015
    Jurisdiction: U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
    Counsel: Heim, Payne and Chorush LLP
    Nature of Suit: Intellectual Property – Patent

  • Denise C. Tullock and Sandra M. Fry v. Success Health Corp.

    Oct 2014 – Dec 2014
    Jurisdiction: Circuit Court, City of St. Louis, Missouri
    Counsel: Thurman Howald Weber Senkel & Norrik LLC
    Nature of Suit: Medical Malpractice

  • Bridgetree, Inc. v. Red F Marketing LLC et al.

    June 2014 – Mar 2015
    Jurisdiction: U.S. District Court – Western District of North Carolina Charlotte Division
    Counsel: Harwell Howard Hyne Gabbert & Manner
    Nature of Suit: Intellectual Property – Trade Secret

  • YPPI v. SuperMedia LLC

    June 2014 – Sep 2014
    Jurisdiction: U.S. Bankruptcy Court – District of Delaware
    Counsel: Kirkland and Ellis
    Nature of Suit: Intellectual Property – Copyright Infringement

  • Guitar Apprentice, Inc. v. Ubisoft, Inc.

    Oct 2013 – Present
    Jurisdiction: U.S. District Court – Western District of Tennessee Western Division
    Counsel: Waddey Patterson
    Nature of Suit: Intellectual Property – Patent

  • Special Learning, Inc. v. Step-By-Step Academy, Inc.

    Oct 2013 – Dec 2014
    Jurisdiction: U.S. District Court – Southern District of Ohio Eastern Division
    Counsel: Cooke Demers and Gleason LLP
    Nature of Suit: Contract Dispute

  • Mediware Information Systems, Inc. v. Hematerra Technologies, LLC

    Dec 2013 – Present
    Jurisdiction: U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida Jacksonville Division
    Counsel: Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP
    Nature of Suit: Intellectual Property – Trade Secret

  • Intellectual Ventures, LLC v. AT&T Mobility, LLC, et al.
    Intellectual Ventures, LLC v. T-Mobile USA, Inc., et al.
    Intellectual Ventures, LLC v. Nextel Operations, Inc., et al.
    Intellectual Ventures, LLC v. United States Cellular Corporation

    Oct 2013 – Present
    Jurisdiction: U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware
    Counsel: Dechert LLP
    Nature of Suit: Intellectual Property – Patent

  • ROY-G-BIV Corporation v. Honeywell International, Inc., et al.
    ROY-G-BIV Corporation v. Siemens Corporation, et al.
    ROY-G-BIV Corporation v. ABB, Ltd., et al.

    Oct 2013 – Sept 2014
    Jurisdiction: U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
    Counsel: Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP
    Nature of Suit: Intellectual Property – Patent

  • Motion Games, LLC v. Nintendo Co., Ltd., Nintendo of America Inc., Retro Studios, Inc., Rent-a-Center, Inc., and Gamestop Corp.

    Aug 2013 – Present
    Jurisdiction: U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
    Counsel: Boies Schiller & Flexner LLP
    Nature of Suit: Intellectual Property – Patent

  • Nokia Corporation and Nokia Inc. v. HTC Corporation and HTC America, Inc.

    Aug 2013 – Present
    Jurisdiction: United States International Trade Commission
    Counsel: Desmarais LLP
    Nature of Suit: Intellectual Property – Patent

  • N5 Technologies, LLC v. Capital One, N.A., Capital One Bank (USA), and Capital One Services, LLC

    June 2013 – Present
    Jurisdiction: U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
    Counsel: Panovia Group, LLP
    Nature of Suit: Intellectual Property – Patent

  • Anthony Dike, M.D. v. Kindred Healthcare Operating, Inc.

    Mar 2013 – Present
    Jurisdiction: Superior Court of the State of Califoria, County of Los Angeles – East District
    Counsel: Giovanniello & Michels, LLP
    Nature of Suit: Loss of Property

  • Wisconsin Technology Venture, LLC v. Fatwallet, Inc.

    Mar 2013 – July 2013
    Jurisdiction: U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
    Counsel: Newman Du Wors LLP
    Nature of Suit: Intellectual Property – Patent

  • Nokia Corp. and Intellisync Corp. v. HTC, HTC America, Inc., and Exedea, Inc.

    Feb 2013 – Sept 2013
    Jurisdiction: United States International Trade Commission
    Counsel: Desmarais LLP
    Nature of Suit: Intellectual Property – Patent

  • Yazmin Reyazuddin v. Montgomery County, Maryland

    Aug 2012 – Present
    Jurisdiction: U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland (Southern Division)
    Counsel: Office of the Montgomery County Attorney
    Nature of Suit: Reasonable Accommodations Dispute Re: Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act

  • MobileMedia Ideas, LLC v. HTC Corporation and HTC America, Inc.

    July 2012 – Mar 2013
    Jurisdiction: U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
    Counsel: Desmarais LLP
    Nature of Suit: Intellectual Property – Patent