Ali Khoshgozaran

Dr. Ali Khoshgozaran

Quandary Peak Research
205 S Broadway
Los Angeles , CA 90012
Mobile: 323-545-3926
Office: 323-545-3926
Fax: 888-959-2461

Introduction

Dr. Ali Khoshgozaran is a computer scientist and software technology consultant with over a decade of research, development and management experience in various areas of computer science with leading tech companies around the world, including Microsoft, Yahoo! and Samsung. Ali currently serves as an expert witness in software-related litigation, such as patent infringement and breach-of-contract matters.

Ali received his masters and Ph.D. in computer science from The George Washington University and The University of Southern California, respectively. He conducts research in the field of software systems and engineering, spanning the areas of mobile software, Internet, Internet of Things (IoT), software development, embedded software, software quality and reliability assurance and web applications.

Ali has authored several peer-reviewed academic papers, magazine articles and book chapters related to software engineering in top conferences and publications with over 1000 citations. He has delivered various invited speakers, seminars, lectures, and technology demonstrations at domestic and international software industry events and computer science conferences.

Ali has filed 15+ patents in areas of intelligent systems, social networks, privacy and security, information management, internet-enabled TV and advertising with The University of Southern California, Yahoo! and Samsung (4 granted).


Areas of Expertise

  • Cell Phones
  • Computers
  • Information Technology
  • Intellectual Property
  • Internet
  • Multimedia
  • Networking
  • Patents
  • Software
  • Software Engineering
  • Technology

Expert Background

Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: I received my Ph.D. in 2010 from the Department of Computer Science at The University of Southern California. Prior to that, I received a M.Sc. in 2005 from the Department of Computer Science at The George Washington University, and a B.Sc. from the Computer Engineering Department at Sharif University of Technology.
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: I have delivered numerous guest lectures on various areas of computer science and software engineering at the University of Southern California, The George Washington University and The California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. I have also delivered over 50 invited lectures, seminars, and technology demonstrations at computer science conferences and software industry events.

Highlighted Speaking Engagements:
- Judge, Demo Day, Object Oriented Design and Programming Course, University of Cal Poly
Pomona (2013)
- Keynote Speaker, Iranian American Society of Engineers and Architects, Irvine, CA (2011)
- Panelist, Innovation Forum, Annenberg School of Communication & Journalism, USC (2014)
- Guest Lecturer, Specification and Design of User Interface Software Course, USC (2014)
- Guest Lecturer, Database Systems, USC (2011)
- Guest Lecturer, Data Informatics Professional Practicum, USC (2015)
- Speaker, The Montgomery Summit, Santa Monica, CA (2015)
- Keynote Speaker, Korean Investors & Traders Association Forum, Los Angeles, CA (2016)
- Panelist, Summit in Media & Tech, Hollywood Production Center, Los Angeles, CA (2017)
- Guest Speaker, Shanghai Investor Connect Road Show (2017)
- Guest Speaker, Plug and Play CHTA Disruptive Exhibition (2017)
- Guest Speaker, Integrated Media Services Center Retreat (2017)
Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: No.
Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: I have been retained as a software expert consultant in the following matters:

• CAPSTONE LOGISTICS HOLDINGS, INC., et al., v. PEDRO NAVARRETE et al.
- Jurisdiction: Southern District of New York
- Counsel: Ferber Law, A Professional Corporation
- Nature of Suit: Trade Secret

• Neofonie GMBH v. Atrissimo Designs LLC
- Jurisdiction: Central District of California
- Counsel: Emanuel Law
- Nature of Suit: Breach of Contract

• SEVEN Networks, LLC v. ZTE (USA) Inc. and ZTE Corporation
- Jurisdiction: Northern District of Texas
- Counsel: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
- Nature of Suit: Patent Infringement


• Hitachi Maxell, LTD. v. ZTE Corp. and ZTE USA Inc.
- Jurisdiction: Eastern District of Texas
- Counsel: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
- Nature of Suit: Patent Infringement

• Alec Farwell v. Edward J. Herzstock and Revleap Corp.
- Jurisdiction: Superior Court for California, County of Los Angeles
- Counsel: Wolk & Levine LLP
- Nature of Suit: Corporate Civil Suit

• CYWEE Group LTD. v. ZTE Corporation, ZTE (USA), Inc. and ZTE (TX) Inc.
- Jurisdiction: Southern District of California
- Counsel: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
- Nature of Suit: Patent Infringement

• Cellular Communications Equipment LLC v. HTC America Inc., HTC Corporation, ZTE Corporation, ZTE Solutions, Inc. and ZTE USA, Inc.
- Jurisdiction: Eastern District of Texas
- Counsel: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
- Nature of Suit: Patent Infringement

• Bryndon Fisher v. The United States of America
- Jurisdiction: United States Court of Federal Claims
- Counsel: Schubert Jonckheer & Kolbe LLP
- Nature of Suit: Class Action
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: My primary area of expertise is big data, information management, artificial intelligence, machine learning, mobile and internet software.

Hence, I have been retained primarily on cases related to above areas that require thorough understanding and analysis of their software architectures.
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: About half.
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: About half.
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: I provide expert witness services in the areas of:

-Intellectual property and patent infringement
-Software design/source code inspection and review
-Software development disputes (breach of contract, non-performance claims, metadata analysis, etc.)
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: My hourly rate is lower than many other experts and my rates are generally negotiable. My rate does not change for various services I provide.


References

References upon request.