Isaac Pflaum

Isaac Pflaum - Expert Witness

Isaac Pflaum has more than a decade of experience as a scientist, attorney, and consultant to Fortune 100 technology companies and state and local government agencies. He currently serves as an expert witness in software related litigation — such as patent infringement and breach‑of‑contract matters.


Summary of Qualifications

  • Served as a software expert in more than 20 cases including more than a dozen intellectual property cases.
  • Has been deposed as an expert witness in a patent infringement case.
  • Has authored numerous expert reports in intellectual property cases and other types of cases.
  • Has been retained and provided expert opinions on behalf of plaintiffs, and defendants.
  • Has served as an expert in International Trade Commission (ITC) investigations, in addition to federal and state court cases.

Areas of Expertise

  • Wireless devices and mobile apps

    Android, iOS, Windows Mobile

  • Programming and software development

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

  • Internet applications and websites

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

  • Hardware description and controllers

    Verilog, CodeSys, MatLab

  • Databases

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

  • Operating systems and servers

    Linux, Windows, Mac OS, UNIX, Apache, Chrome

  • Networking and protocols

    TCP/IP, HTTP, IMAP/POP/SMTP, DNS

  • 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

  • AGIS Software Development LLC v. LG Electronics, Inc.


    Jurisdiction: District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
    Counsel: Arnold & Porter
    Nature of Suit: Patent Infringement

  • 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

  • Certain Road Milling Machines and Components Thereof


    Jurisdiction: International Trade Commission
    Counsel: Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox
    Nature of Suit: Patent Infringement

  • G2 Database Marketing, Inc. v. Clear Advantage Marketing


    Jurisdiction: District Court for the Southern District of Iowa
    Nature of Suit: Copyright and Trade Secret

  • Global Tel*Link Corporation v. Securus Technologies, Inc


    Jurisdiction: U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
    Nature of Suit: Patent Infringement

  • Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) v. IBM


    Jurisdiction: Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas
    Nature of Suit: Fraud and Breach of Contract

  • Pre-litigation Assessment


    Counsel: Perkins Coie
    Nature of Suit: Copyright

  • Software Patent Suit


    Counsel: Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox
    Jurisdiction: International Trade Commission
    Nature of Suit: Patent Infringement

  • Kemper Corporate Services Inc. v. Computer Sciences Corporation et al.


    Jurisdiction: AAA Arbitration
    Counsel: Sidely Austin
    Nature of Suit: Breach of Contract

  • Software Patent Suit


    Counsel: Perkins Coie
    Nature of Suit: Patent Infringement

  • Software Patent Suit


    Counsel: Perkins Coie
    Nature of Suit: Patent Infringement

  • Software Copyright Suit


    Counsel: Finnegan
    Nature of Suit: Copyright Infringement

  • Contract Failure Pre-Litigation Assessment


    Counsel: Saul Ewing
    Nature of Suit: Fraud and Breach of Contract

  • County of Orange v. Tata Consultancy Services LTD., et al.


    Jurisdiction: District Court for the Central District of California
    Counsel: Theodora Oringher
    Nature of Suit: Fraud and Break of Contract

  • Hogan v. BP West Coast Products, LLC


    Jurisdiction: Superior Court for the State of California, Los Angeles County
    Counsel: Gibson Dunn
    Nature of Suit: Breach of Contract

  • Nekoroski v. Mathai


    Jurisdiction: Massachusetts State Court
    Nature of Suit: Trade Secret and Breach of Contract

  • The Studer Group v. Cleveland Clinic Foundation


    Jurisdiction: District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
    Nature of Suit: Trade Secret

  • CGI v. eHealth Ontario


    Jurisdiction: Arbitration
    Nature of Suit: Break of Contract

  • SAP Business One Implementation Failure (2014)


    Jurisdiction: Arbitration
    Nature of Suit: Breach of Contract

  • Sam’s West, Inc. v. Nicole Aloni (2014)


    Jurisdiction: United States District Court for District of Arkansas
    Nature of Suit: Copyright and Breach of Contract

  • California State Comptroller’s Office (SCO) v. SAP Public Services


    Jurisdiction: Superior Court for the State of California, Sacramento County
    Counsel: Manatt & Phelps
    Nature of Suit: Fraud and Breach of Contract

  • Credit Acceptance Corporation v. Westlake Services LLC


    Jurisdiction: United States Patent and Trademark Office
    Nature of Suit: Covered Business Method Patent Review

  • Symantec v. Veeam (2013)


    Jurisdiction: U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
    Counsel: Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox
    Nature of Suit: Patent Infringement

  • Electronic Devices Having A Retractable USB Connector


    Jurisdiction: International Trade Commission
    Counsel: Office of Unfair Import Investigations
    Nature of Suit: Patent Infringement

  • Electronic Devices with Communication Capabilities


    Jurisdiction: International Trade Commission
    Counsel: Office of Unfair Import Investigations
    Nature of Suit: Patent Infringement

  • Microprocessors


    Jurisdiction: International Trade Commission
    Counsel: Office of Unfair Import Investigations
    Nature of Suit: Patent Infringement

  • Electronic Devices, Including Wireless Communication Devices


    Jurisdiction: International Trade Commission
    Counsel: Office of Unfair Import Investigations
    Nature of Suit: Patent Infringement

  • Certain Computer Forensic Devices


    Jurisdiction: International Trade Commission
    Counsel: Office of Unfair Import Investigations
    Nature of Suit: Patent Infringement

  • Certain Toner Cartridges


    Jurisdiction: International Trade Commission
    Counsel: Office of Unfair Import Investigations
    Nature of Suit: Patent Infringement

  • Honeywell Int’l, Inc. v. United States


    Jurisdiction: United States Court of Federal Claims
    Nature of Suite: Patent Infringement

  • John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc. dba PPC v. PCT International, Inc.


    Jurisdiction: United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
    Nature of Suit: Patent Infringement

  • Coaxial Cable Connectors, 337-TA-650


    Jurisdiction: International Trade Commission
    Nature of Suit: Patent Infringement