George Edwards - Software Expert Witness

George Edwards, PhD

Computer Scientist, President

Dr. George Edwards is an expert in software analysis and design. He has more than a decade of experience as a scientist, engineer, and technical consultant to academic research labs, government agencies, and technology companies. His academic research has been published in numerous peer-reviewed academic journals and conferences, and he has taught graduate-level software engineering and undergraduate programming courses at the University of Southern California.

He currently serves as an expert witness in software-related litigation, including patent infringement, copyright infringement, trade secret misappropriation, and breach-of-contract cases.

Summary of Qualifications

  • Served as a software expert in more than thirty cases, including over twenty-five patent infringement cases.
  • Has been deposed as an expert witness multiple times, including in copyright, trade secret, and patent infringement cases.
  • Has authored numerous expert reports in intellectual property cases and other types of cases.
  • Has been retained and provided expert opinions on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants.
  • 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.
  • Holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from USC, an M.S. in Computer Science from USC, and a B.S. in Computer Science from Vanderbilt University.
  • Authored dozens of articles and papers related to software engineering for scientific journals and industry magazines.
  • Delivered numerous invited lectures, seminars, and technology demonstrations at computer science conferences and software industry events.
  • Served as a panelist at technology forums and symposia, acted as a reviewer for journals and magazines, and been a committee member for academic conferences.
  • Received multiple awards for exceptional research achievement in the field of computer science.
  • Worked as a software engineer at Boeing and IBM.
  • Teaches both undergraduate and graduate-level courses on software engineering at the University of Southern California.

Areas of Expertise

  • Wireless devices and mobile apps

    Android, iOS, Windows Mobile, Windows Phone, BlackBerry OS, Qualcomm Brew, Palm OS, Java ME

  • Programming and software development

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

  • Internet applications and websites

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

  • Digital multimedia

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

  • Databases

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

  • Operating systems and servers

    Linux, Windows, Mac OS, UNIX, Apache

  • Networking and protocols

    TCP/IP, HTTP, IMAP/POP/SMTP, DNS, GSM/CDMA/LTE, Wifi/802.11

  • 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

  • Synca Direct Inc. v. Scil Animal Care Company and Vet Novations, Inc.


    Jurisdiction: U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York
    Counsel: White and Williams LLP
    Nature of Suit: Breach of Contract

  • TiVo, Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., et al.


    Jurisdiction: U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
    Counsel: Irell & Manella LLP
    Nature of Suit: Patent

  • Backflip Software, Inc. v. Cisco Systems, Inc.


    Jurisdiction: Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara
    Counsel: Hosie Rice LLP
    Nature of Suit: Breach of Contract

  • Cellular Communications Equipment, LLC v. HTC Corporation and ZTE Corp.


    Jurisdiction: U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
    Counsel: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
    Nature of Suit: Patent

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


    Jurisdiction: U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
    Counsel: Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
    Nature of Suit: Patent

  • Chipp’d Ltd. v. Crush & Lovely LLC


    Jurisdiction: American Arbitration Association
    Counsel: White and Williams LLP
    Nature of Suit: Breach of Contract

  • Seymore Levine v. The Boeing Company


    Jurisdiction: U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
    Counsel: Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP
    Nature of Suit: Patent

  • Global Cash Access, Inc. v. NRT Technology Corp. et al.


    Jurisdiction: U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada
    Counsel: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
    Nature of Suit: Patent

  • Anthony Johnson v. Storix, Inc.


    Jurisdiction: U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
    Counsel: Eastman & McCartney LLP
    Nature of Suit: Copyright

  • Custom Media Technologies LLC v. AT&T Services, Inc., et al.


    Jurisdiction: U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware
    Counsel: Freitas Angell & Weinberg LLP
    Nature of Suit: Patent

  • Huricks et al. v. Shopkick, Inc.


    Jurisdiction: U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
    Counsel: Newman DuWors, LLP
    Nature of Suit: Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA)

  • Fox Television Stations, Inc. v FilmOn X, LLC, et al.


    Jurisdiction: U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
    Counsel: Baker Marquart LLP
    Nature of Suit: Copyright

  • e-Watch, Inc. et al. v. ZTE Solutions, Inc., ZTE (USA) Inc. and ZTE Corp.


    Jurisdiction: U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
    Counsel: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
    Nature of Suit: Patent

  • Novatel Wireless, Inc., et al. v. ZTE Corp. and ZTE (USA) Inc.


    Jurisdiction: U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
    Counsel: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
    Nature of Suit: Patent

  • Essociate, Inc. v. Clickbooth.com, LLC


    Jurisdiction: U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
    Counsel: Newman DuWors, LLP
    Nature of Suit: Patent

  • Adaptix, Inc. v. ZTE Corporation, ZTE Solutions, Inc., and ZTE (USA) Inc.


    Jurisdiction: U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
    Counsel: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
    Nature of Suit: Patent

  • VStream Technologies, LLC v. ZTE Corporation and ZTE (USA) Inc., et al.


    Jurisdiction: U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
    Counsel: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
    Nature of Suit: Patent

  • State of California v. Burlena King


    Jurisdiction: Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles
    Counsel: Law Offices of the Los Angeles County Public Defender
    Nature of Suit: Criminal

  • Hill-Rom Company, Inc., et al. v. General Electric Company


    Jurisdiction: U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
    Counsel: Schiff Hardin LLP
    Nature of Suit: Patent

  • Personal Audio LLC v. ZTE Corporation, et al.


    Jurisdiction: U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
    Counsel: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
    Nature of Suit: Patent

  • Yardi Systems, Inc. v. Property Solutions International, Inc.


    Jurisdiction: U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
    Counsel: Morrison & Foerster, LLP
    Nature of Suit: Copyright and Trade Secret

  • AgJunction, LLC v. Agrian, Inc. et al.


    Jurisdiction: U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas
    Counsel: Husch Blackwell LLP
    Nature of Suit: Copyright and Trade Secret

  • Davies v. L.A. Checker Cab


    Jurisdiction: Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles
    Counsel: Cheong, Denove, Rowell & Bennett
    Nature of Suit: Negligence

  • Inter Partes Review of U.S. Patent No. 8,466,795


    Jurisdiction: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
    Counsel: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
    Nature of Suit: Patent

  • Certain Wireless Devices, Including Mobile Phones And Tablets II


    Jurisdiction: U.S. International Trade Commission
    Counsel: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
    Nature of Suit: Patent

  • Pragmatus Mobile, LLC v. ZTE Corporation


    Jurisdiction: U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware
    Counsel: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
    Nature of Suit: Patent

  • 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


    Jurisdiction: U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware
    Counsel: Dechert LLP
    Nature of Suit: Patent

  • Front Row Technologies, LLC v. NBA Media Ventures, LLC, et al.


    Jurisdiction: U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico
    Counsel: Shore Chan DePumpo LLP
    Nature of Suit: Patent

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


    Jurisdiction: U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware
    Counsel: Desmarais LLP
    Nature of Suit: Patent

  • Certain Portable Electronic Communications Devices, Including Mobile Phones and Components Thereof


    Jurisdiction: U.S. International Trade Commission
    Counsel: Desmarais LLP
    Nature of Suit: Patent

  • SecurityBase.com v. Jeffrey Essick, et al.


    Jurisdiction: Superior Court of California, County of Orange
    Counsel: Younesi & Yoss, LLP
    Nature of Suit: Trade Secrets

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


    Jurisdiction: United States International Trade Commission
    Counsel: Desmarais LLP
    Nature of Suit: Patent

  • Certain Electronic Devices, Including Mobile Phones and Tablet Computers, and Components Thereof


    Jurisdiction: U.S. International Trade Commission
    Counsel: Desmarais LLP
    Nature of Suit: Patent

  • Porto Technology Co., Ltd. v. Verizon Wireless


    Jurisdiction: U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
    Counsel: Fox Rothschild LLP
    Nature of Suit: Patent

  • Essociate, Inc. v. Neverblue Media, Inc.


    Jurisdiction: U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
    Counsel: Newman DuWors, LLP
    Nature of Suit: Patent

  • Flashpoint Technology, Inc. v. ZTE Corporation


    Jurisdiction: United States International Trade Commission
    Counsel: Goodwin Procter LLP
    Nature of Suit: Patent

  • Certain Electronic Imaging Devices


    Jurisdiction: U.S International Trade Commission
    Counsel: Goodwin Procter LLP
    Nature of Suit: Patent

  • Essociate, Inc. v. Azoogle.com, Inc. and Epic Media Group, Inc.


    Jurisdiction: U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
    Counsel: Newman DuWors, LLP
    Nature of Suit: Patent

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


    Jurisdiction: U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
    Counsel: Desmarais LLP
    Nature of Suit: Patent

  • John Doe v. Passageway School


    Jurisdiction: Superior Court of California, County of Ventura
    Counsel: Stone & Hiles, LLP
    Nature of Suit: Negligence

  • Golden Archer Investments, LLC v. SkyNet Financial Systems, LLC


    Jurisdiction: U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
    Counsel: Goldman Ismail Tomaselli Brennan & Baum LLP
    Nature of Suit: Breach of Contract

  • Inter Partes Re-examination of U.S. Patent No. 7,702,669


    Jurisdiction: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
    Counsel: Hickman Palermo Truong Becker Bingham Wong LLP
    Nature of Suit: Patent

  • Denise Black v. Prowess, Inc.


    Jurisdiction: State of New York, Supreme Court, County of Ontario
    Counsel: Smith, Sovik, Kendrick & Sugnet, PC
    Nature of Suit: Breach of Contract

  • Essociate, Inc. v. Direct ROI, LLC


    Jurisdiction: California Central District Court
    Counsel: Newman DuWors, LLP
    Nature of Suit: Patent

  • EchoStar Technologies, Corp. v. TiVo Inc. and Humax USA, Inc.


    Jurisdiction: U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
    Counsel: Morrison & Foerster, LLP
    Nature of Suit: Patent

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