Jason Frankovitz

Mr. Jason Frankovitz

Quandary Peak Research
7958 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles , CA 90048
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 California civil court for both a bench trial and a jury trial, is a member of the Los Angeles CTO Forum as well as the IEEE, has filed provisional and utility patent applications, and has written expert reports for digital trademark cases. 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
  • Law & Legal
  • Medical Devices
  • Multimedia
  • Patents
  • Software
  • Software Engineering
  • Technology
  • 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, the Application Developers Alliance, and the Los Angeles CTO Forum.
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: I've designed and taught a number of 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 roughly thirty times, and as a testifying expert six 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 four times, all for California civil cases.
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: September 15, 2016.
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: Six times.
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: Six times, all in California civil court.
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: I began this work in 2008, but I've been doing it continuously for the past two and a half years.
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: My hourly rate is negotiable, but generally between $200 to $300 per hour.
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: I have the same hourly rate for all my services.
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: I have the same hourly rate for all my services.
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: I have the same hourly rate for all my 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.

References

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

"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