Mr. Jason Frankovitz

Quandary Peak Research
205 S Broadway, Suite 300
Los Angeles , CA 90012
Office: 323-545-3660
Introduction

As a programmer, CTO, and inventor, Jason Frankovitz has been in the trenches of technology for more than 20 years. He has worked as a software development manager, technical analyst, and mentor in a wide variety of industries including enterprise software, digital entertainment and media, and Web/mobile e-commerce. He also launched a number of Internet startups in the software-as-a-service (Saas) and social networking arenas.

Jason's first company, itList.com, created significant prior art used in multiple patent cases. He has testified in federal and California state courts for bench and jury trials, is a member of the IEEE, is a patented inventor, and has been retained for approximately 100 legal actions. He has significant expertise in software patent infringement and has extensive experience creating claim charts suitable for litigation, brokerage, or licensing.


Areas of Expertise
  • Computers
  • Copyrights
  • Information Technology
  • Intellectual Property
  • Internet
  • Medical Devices
  • Multimedia
  • Patents
  • Software
  • Software Engineering
  • Technology
  • Trade Secrets
  • Trademarks

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: I have a Bachelor of Arts in Telecommunications from Indiana University, and graduated with Phi Eta Sigma honors.
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: I'm a member of the IEEE and the Application Developers Alliance.
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: I've designed and taught seveal technology classes at San Francisco State University, including Principles of Programming, PC Hardware, and Internet Architecture; in Fall 2001 I was given the Outstanding Instructor Award. I've also done corporate training for the Bay Area Video Coalition and Eaton Corporation in Ohio and Scotland.
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've been retained as consulting expert over ninety-five times, and I have testified in deposition or at trial twenty-seven times.
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Software patent infringement, software patent invalidity for inter partes review (IPR), software functionality/code review, copyright investigation/code theft, trade secret misappropriation, software engineering breach of contract, programming best practices, web & mobile app development, search engines.
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: Slightly over half.
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: Slightly under half.
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: I've been deposed over a dozen times.
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: March 2022.
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: More than two dozen times.
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: More than a dozen times.
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: I began this work in 2005, but I've been doing it continuously since 2014.
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: I provide a variety of software-related consulting services:
- source code review
- code comparison
- patent infringement analysis and claim chart creation
- Internet & Web forensics
- software engineering audits
- prep for discovery request and depositions
- detailed expert report creation
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: Varies but generally between $300 to $500 per hour; I have one rate for all services.
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: Varies but generally between $300 to $500 per hour; I have one rate for all services.
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: Varies but generally between $300 to $500 per hour; I have one rate for all services.
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: Varies but generally between $300 to $500 per hour; I have one rate for all services.
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: I do not charge for travel time, as long as I'm able to do other productive work in transit. Otherwise I charge my regular hourly rate.

References

I'm happy to provide references upon request. Here's a recent testimonial involving my work as an expert witness:

"I would like to thank you for the wonderful expert testimony you provided on our software/website case resulting in a $3,056,000 verdict for our client... You provided crucial questions to be asked of defendants and their experts that made a big difference at the time of trial. Above all, time and time again you were able to clarify and explain technical issues for me that prepared me well for trial."
-- Paul, California attorney

"Mr. Frankovitz is a top IT professional. I was impressed how quickly he came to understand the rather complicated situation my client was facing. His testimony at trial was clear and concise and, as indicated by the jury post-verdict, he connected with them very well. I would definitely use him again in my next case."
-- Yosef Peretz, Peretz & Associates

"We thought you were very effective... one of the tech jurors I told you about was aloof for most of the witnesses, but he really picked up when you were testifying and actually looked at you. Normally he just stares into space... you were well prepared before taking the stand. We would definitely use you and Quandary Peak Research again for tech matters."
-- John, California Attorney

"I wanted to send you a note about the excellent service my client received from Mr. Frankovitz. In an incredibly short period of time he synthesized, digested and responded to the computer program issues that were at the heart of the lawsuit. His work was thorough, well written and insightful. I believe that his contribution to our brief was a significant factor in our ability to obtain a successful settlement of our case. I will not hesitate to retain your company again when the need arises."
-- Richard, California attorney

"We have been amazed with Jason’s expertise, skills, demeanor, and service on this case so far. You are fortunate to have him on your staff."
-- Jon, California attorney

"I thought your testimony was excellent. Thank you for being so flexible, and thanks for delivering such concise testimony. It was a really strong way to end the arbitration."
-- Steven, Idaho attorney



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