Graphical User Interface Expert in Hierarchical Navigation

Case Description:

A graphical user interface expert with hierarchical navigation and network management experience was needed for a patent infringement case. The parties were telecommunications companies that offered computer software, hardware and services for LANs, wireless, and mobile networking. Plaintiff alleged infringement of several patents that covered a method for displaying elements on a network in a hierarchy and allowing a user to navigate the hierarchy through a graphical user interface or GUI.

IMS ExpertServices was asked to find an expert in the design of graphical user interfaces that are used to represent and navigate hierarchical structures such as telecommunications networks. The expert was sought to review patents and prior art, assist with claims construction, and consult on network management technology for IT networks.

Experts Presented:

  • User Interface

    This user interface expert has over 30 years of computer industry experience designing, implementing, evaluating, and testing user interfaces. Currently he is principal consultant for an IT firm that performs product usability design, testing, and training. Previously he worked as an engineer for a multinational computer vendor where he designed and evaluated user interfaces for software programming and system display tools. Well respected in the field of human computer interaction and graphical user interfaces, this expert has designed network management user interfaces involving hierarchical navigation for both end users and programmers. He has previous experience serving as an expert witness on an infringement case involving GUI's.IMS Reference #5012614

  • Software Development

    This graphical user interface expert has more than 30 years of experience in the software industry. He is president of a software development consulting company that offers graphical user interface design and programming. He's been involved in network management as an engineer at several major telecommunications and computer companies. His experience includes graphical user interface design on a variety of platforms. He was one of the designers for a cross-platform GUI toolkit that offers a single programming interface for the major computer environments.IMS Reference #5012594

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