Jason Frankovitz

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Jason Frankovitz is a software engineering expert with over 25 years of experience. He has consulted on more than fifty lawsuits and technical due diligence evaluations, and has testified under oath sixteen times. He has worked for plaintiffs and defendants in federal and state cases involving infringement of software patents and copyright, trade secret misappropriation, and software programming best-practices. His specialties include GNU/Linux (and other open-source projects), version control/release management, and Internet & mobile programming.

Jason has launched multiple Internet startups using cutting-edge technologies like cloud-based server scaling and machine learning (AI). His first startup, itList.com, was one of the first Web-based bookmark sites on the Internet, creating significant prior art used in multiple patent cases. Jason is also the inventor of patent 9,858,341, a system for targeting social media ads based on user-generated content. He is based in Los Angeles.

 

 


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 sixteen 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.
  • Inventor and holder of patent 9,858,341, and member of the IEEE Computer Society.
  • 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

  • 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