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Jason Frankovitz

 

Software Engineering Expert

Email: jason@quandarypeak.com
Phone: (323) 545-3660

Los Angeles Office
7958 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048

 

As a programmer, CTO, and inventor, Jason Frankovitz has been in the trenches of technology for more than 25 years. He has worked as a programmer, software development manager, technical analyst, CTO, and mentor in a wide variety of industries including enterprise software, digital entertainment, and Web-enabled government. He has launched multiple Internet startups using cutting-edge technologies like cloud-based server scaling, machine learning (AI), and personalized social ad targeting. His first startup, itList.com, created significant prior art used in multiple patent cases. Jason is a member of the Los Angeles CTO Forum as well as the IEEE, and has filed a number of provisional and utility patent applications.

See more about Jason’s: Qualifications | Areas of Expertise | Litigation Experience
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Summary of Qualifications

  • Provides software analysis and investigation in software-related litigation, including patent infringement cases, breach-of-contract disputes, and other matters across a range of platforms and industries.
  • Has testified eleven times in court as an expert witness in computer software and Internet technologies.
  • Known for deep expertise in a wide array of mobile and desktop Web technologies such as Ruby, iOS, Android, AJAX, Python, CSS, HTML, Java, Perl, PHP, and others.
  • Has a keen eye for technical differences and overlap among disparate systems.
  • Explains complex topics using simple, non-technical language and concepts.
  • Has expertise in development techniques, version control, release management, system architecture, and cloud infrastructure.
  • Has created dozens of patent claim charts for licensing negotiations with the largest technology companies in the world.
  • Formerly served as Founder and CTO of itList.com, where he became EIR at Main Street Partners at MIT and filed a patent for a curated-content search engine.
  • Member of the IEEE Computer Society and the Los Angeles CTO Forum.
  • Received his B.A. in Telecommunications with Phi Eta Sigma honors from Indiana University.

Areas of Expertise

  • Mobile and social

    Apple iOS, iPhone SDK, Android, Facebook API, Twitter API

  • Internet and web

    HTTP, REST, SSL, HTML5, CSS, jQuery, Python, JSON, AJAX, PHP, E-commerce backends, Amazon Web Services (AWS), PaaS, SaaS, Apache, Ruby, Ruby on Rails, nginx, GNU Linux daemons, NLP, machine learning

  • Database

    MySQL, PostgreSQL, memcached

  • Software development

    Git, Github, JIRA, Trac, Unfuddle, Subversion, CVS, RCS, ClearCase, build automation, configuration management

  • Operating Systems

    Linux, Unix, Mac OS X, iOS, Windows, file systems

  • Other software

    Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, Adobe Audition

  • Litigation support

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


Litigation Experience (partial)

  • Class v. Facebook, Inc.

    November 2016 – present
    Jurisdiction: State
    Counsel: Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd/Labaton/Edelson
    Nature of Suit: Biometric Privacy

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

    November 2016 – present
    Jurisdiction: Federal
    Counsel: Baker Marquart LLP
    Nature of Suit: Intellectual Property – Copyright

  • Securus Technologies, Inc. v. Public Communication Services Inc.

    October 2016 – present
    Jurisdiction: Federal
    Counsel: Gruber Elrod Johansen Hail Shank
    Nature of Suit: Breach of Contract

  • Zaghi dba Angel Dental Care v. Salama

    May 2016 – present
    Jurisdiction: State
    Counsel: Jalilvand Law APC
    Nature of Suit: Consulting & Testimony (deposition)

  • Level One Technologies, Inc. v. Penske Truck Leasing Co.

    April 2016 – present
    Jurisdiction: Federal
    Counsel: Riezman Berger, P.C.
    Nature of Suit: Intellectual Property – Trade Secrets

  • Chrome Systems, Inc. v. Autodata Solutions, Inc.

    June 2016 – December 2016
    Jurisdiction: Federal
    Counsel: Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
    Nature of Suit: Breach of Contract

  • Deal Segments, Inc. v. Dream Warrior Group, Inc.

    January 2016 – July 2016
    Jurisdiction: State
    Counsel: Law Office of Parag L. Amin
    Nature of Suit: Breach of Contract

  • Alertus Technologies, LLC v. Blake Robertson

    January 2016 – October 2016
    Jurisdiction: State
    Counsel: Joseph, Greenwald & Laake, P.A.
    Nature of Suit: Intellectual Property – Trade Secrets

  • Alertus Technologies, LLC v. Callinize, Inc.

    January 2016 – October 2016
    Jurisdiction: Federal
    Counsel: Bowie & Jensen, LLC
    Nature of Suit: Intellectual Property – Trade Secrets

  • ABS, Inc. v. FCI, Inc.

    November 2015 – February 2016
    Jurisdiction: Federal
    Counsel: Law Office of David Richman
    Nature of Suit: Intellectual Property – Trade Secrets

  • Trichel v. Union Pacific Railroad

    November 2015 – May 2016
    Jurisdiction: State
    Counsel: VB Attorneys
    Nature of Suit: Digital Forensic Investigation

  • BeUbiq, Inc. v Curtis Consulting Group, Inc.

    December 2015 – May 2016
    Jurisdiction: State
    Counsel: Farbstein & Blackman
    Nature of Suit: Breach of Contract

  • Vincent Wellrich v Dream Warrior Group, Inc.

    December 2015 – February 2016
    Jurisdiction: State
    Counsel: Wolke & Levine LLP
    Nature of Suit: Breach of Contract

  • Schwartz v. Khoury Consulting, Inc. d/b/a Frontline Performance Group

    June 2015 – November 2015
    Jurisdiction: State
    Counsel: Ford Harrison
    Nature of Suit: Breach of Contract

  • Nicole, Inc. v. BLK International and Sanjay Khullar

    September 2015 – March 2016
    Jurisdiction: Federal
    Counsel: Greenberg & Bass LLP
    Nature of Suit: Intellectual Property – Copyright

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

    July 2015 – September 2015
    Jurisdiction: State
    Counsel: White and Williams LLP
    Nature of Suit: Breach of Contract

  • Johnson v. Storix, Inc.

    June 2015 – present
    Jurisdiction: Federal
    Counsel: Eastman & McCartney LLP
    Nature of Suit: Intellectual Property – Copyright

  • Learning Technology Partners LLC v. University of the Incarnate Word

    April 2015 – March 2016
    Jurisdiction: Federal
    Counsel: Glynn & Finley, LLP
    Nature of Suit: Breach of Contract

  • Nomadix, Inc. v. Hospitality Core Services LLC

    April 2015 – July 2015
    Jurisdiction: Federal
    Counsel: Mehrman Law Office, PC
    Nature of Suit: Inter Partes Review – Patent

  • Hull et al v. Marriott International, Inc.

    March 2015 – present
    Jurisdiction: Federal
    Counsel: Conn Maciel & Carey PLLC
    Nature of Suit: Software Accessibility/ADA

  • Copart, Inc. v. Lightmaker USA, Inc.

    March 2015 – present
    Jurisdiction: State
    Counsel: Porter Scott LLP
    Nature of Suit:Breach of Contract

  • Arrazate V. H&B Group, INC., dba Nissan of Bakersfield

    April 2015 – June 2015
    Jurisdiction: State
    Counsel: Rodriguez Law Firm
    Nature of Suit:Social Media Investigation

  • SecureAuth Corporation v. miniOrange Inc.

    March 2015 – April 2015
    Jurisdiction: Federal
    Counsel: Abelman, Frayne & Schwab
    Nature of Suit: Intellectual Property – Copyright

  • Jonathan Demichael v. Peak Franchising, Inc.

    March 2015 – April 2015
    Jurisdiction: State
    Counsel: Lee, Hong, Degerman, Kang & Waimey
    Nature of Suit: Product Liability Tort

  • Mad River Community Hospital v. CPSI, Inc.

    January 2015 – March 2015
    Jurisdiction: State
    Counsel: Janssen Malloy LLP
    Nature of Suit: Breach of Contract

  • Smarty Had a Party LLC v. Barrett Brothers, Inc.

    January 2015 – present
    Jurisdiction: Federal
    Counsel: Capes, Sokol, Goodman & Sarachan, P.C.
    Nature of Suit: Trade Name Infringement

  • Core Wireless Licensing S.A.R.L. v. LG Electronics, Inc.

    January 2015 – present
    Jurisdiction: Federal
    Counsel: Bunsow de Mory Smith & Allison LLP
    Nature of Suit: Intellectual Property – Patent

  • Mass Appeal Media, Inc. v. Davina Douthard, Inc.

    October 2014 – present
    Jurisdiction: Federal
    Counsel: Krakowsky Michel
    Nature of Suit: Intellectual Property – Trademark

  • Hablian, et al. v. Zurich U.S., et al.

    January 2015 – present
    Jurisdiction: State
    Counsel: Marlin & Saltzman LLP
    Nature of Suit: Source Code Verification

  • (Confidential) v. Vantage Point Technology, Inc.

    January 2015
    Jurisdiction: Federal
    Counsel: Winston & Strawn LLP
    Nature of Suit: Inter Partes Review – Patent

  • Tool Circle Inc. v. Nulinx International, Inc.

    December 2014
    Jurisdiction: State
    Counsel: Humphrey + Law
    Nature of Suit: Breach of Fiduciary Duty

  • Verso Paper LLC v. Go2Paper, Inc.

    November 2014
    Jurisdiction: State
    Counsel: Bass Berry & Sims PLC
    Nature of Suit: Intellectual Property – Patent

  • Next Gear IP LLC v. Capstone BPO and Rajesh Wadhwa

    September 2014 – September 2015
    Jurisdiction: State
    Counsel: Wayne Wisong, Esq.
    Nature of Suit: Breach of Contract

  • Nutri-Vet, LLC v. Dykas Shaver & Nipper, LLP

    August 2014 – December 2014
    Jurisdiction: State of Idaho
    Counsel: Hawley Troxell Ennis & Hawley, LLP
    Nature of Suit: Malpractice

  • Burgos v. The Regents of the University of California, et al.

    August 2014 – Present
    Jurisdiction: State of California
    Counsel: Walsh McKean Furcolo LLP
    Nature of Suit: Employment Discrimination

  • Breeze Ventures Management, LLC v The Evans School, Inc.

    August 2014 – October 2014
    Jurisdiction: State of California
    Counsel: Peretz & Associates
    Nature of Suit: Breach of Contract

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

    July 2014 – August 2014
    Jurisdiction: Federal
    Counsel: Schiff Hardin LLP
    Nature of Suit: Intellectual Property – Patent Infringement

  • Golden Best Plumbing, Inc. v. Baghdasarian

    July 2014 – Present
    Jurisdiction: American Arbitration Association
    Counsel: Dack Marasigan LLP
    Nature of Suit: Trade Name Infringement

  • Green Lien Collections, Inc. v. Conexem LLC

    July 2014 – August 2014
    Jurisdiction: State of California
    Counsel: Vanderpool Law
    Nature of Suit: Breach of Contract

  • Dealercentric Solutions, Inc. v. Market Scan Information Systems, Inc.

    June 2014 – Present
    Jurisdiction: American Arbitration Association
    Counsel: Burkhalter Kessler Clement & George LLP
    Nature of Suit: Intellectual Property – Trade Secrets

  • YPP, Inc. v. Supermedia LLC

    June 2014
    Jurisdiction: U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas
    Counsel: Kirkland & Ellis LLP
    Nature of Suit: Intellectual Property – Copyright

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

    May 2014 – February 2015
    Jurisdiction: U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas
    Counsel: Husch Blackwell LLP
    Nature of Suit: Intellectual Property – Trade Secrets

  • Patent Infringement Action

    Mar 2005 – Apr 2005
    Counsel: Bingham McCutchen LLP
    Nature of Suit: Intellectual Property – Patent