Brian A. Berg

Mr. Brian A. Berg

Berg Software Design
14500 Big Basin Way, Ste. F
Saratoga , CA 95070
Office: 408-741-5010

Introduction

Brian Berg has extensive experience with consumer electronics, including data storage devices and interfaces, e.g., Flash Memory, Solid State Disks (SSDs), Disk, Tape, Optical Storage (CD, CD-ROM, DVD, Blu-ray), WORM, RAID and Disk Arrays, as well as USB, SCSI, Fibre Channel, SATA/ATA/ATAPI and Storage Area Networks (SAN).

He has performed device tear-downs in order to study the operation of and components used in various products, and has worked with Kindle and Nook e-book readers. He has experience with Windows, UNIX, Linux, Android; C, C++, Java, assembly languages, BIOS and various embedded systems. He maintains a website covering storage topics, and has experience as a conference chair, session chair and speaker at over 80 conferences and industry events.

Brian is an active computer consultant in product development, and has provided computer litigation support in over 90 engagements involving patents, trade secrets, copyright infringement, source code analysis, object code disassembly, benchmarking, computer media duplication and file system analysis. He has been deposed over 20 times, and has testified at trial 8 times.


Areas of Expertise

  • Computer Security
  • Computers
  • Electronic Discovery
  • Information Technology
  • Intellectual Property
  • Internet
  • Patents
  • Software
  • Software Engineering
  • Trade Secret
  • Trademarks

Expert Background

Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: B.S. Mathematics; Computer Science/Electrical Engineering graduate work at Stanford University.
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Computer History Museum (CHM), Ethernet Technology Summit (ETS) Conf. Advisory Board, Flash Memory Summit (FMS) Conference Technical Chair, Forensic Expert Witness Association (FEWA), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) (Senior Member; Santa Clara Valley Section: Past Chair, Past Vice Chair, Past Secretary; Technical History Committee Chair), IEEE Consultants' Network of Silicon Valley (IEEE-CNSV) (Director, Past Chair, Past At-Large Director), Professional and Technical Consultants Association (PATCA) (Senior Member), Server Design Summit Conf. Advisory Board, Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA), Storage Visions (SV) Conf. Advisory Board, SVForum, The Tech Museum of Innovation
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Flash Memory, USB, Storage Area Networks, SCSI.
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: Over 90 times.
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Computer storage: flash memory, magnetic storage, optical storage (CD, DVD, Blu-ray); Interfaces: USB, SATA, SCSI, iSCSI, Fibre Channel, 1394/FireWire; Consumer Electronics; electronic books (Kindle, Nook); Android; BIOS; data encryption; embedded systems; Windows, UNIX, Linux; C, C++, Java, assembly language
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: Roughly 50%, although I do not keep track.
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: Roughly 50%, although I do not keep track.
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: Approximately 21.
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: June 2018.
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: 8 times.
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: 8 times.
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 23 years.
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Consulting, computer product investigation and tear-downs, source code analysis, patent analysis, claim chart creation, prior art searches, forensic disk analysis.
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: Rates on request.
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: Rates on request.
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: Rates on request.
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: Rates on request.
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Rates on request.

References

References upon request.