Mainframe Computer Expert in Assembly Language Programming

Case Description:

A mainframe computer expert in assembly language programming was needed for a trade secrets case. The parties produced software and hardware products for the mainframe computer industry. Plaintiff alleged the defendant acquired plaintiff's proprietary information through a software licensing agreement the plaintiff entered into with the defendant's parent company, then used those trade secrets in the development of its products.

IMS ExpertServices was asked to locate a mainframe computer expert with knowledge of various assembly languages used to program mainframe computers and interface mainframe technology with other platforms. An engineering expert witness with a degree in electrical engineering, systems engineering, or computer engineering and with assembly language programming experience was sought.

Experts Presented:

  • Systems Programming

    This computer science and engineering expert has more than 40 years of experience in systems programming. His decades of experience on the mainframe platform include a number of operating systems and assembly languages. He has developed and maintained hardware simulators including a complete hardware simulation with peripheral devices. This expert taught computer programming and other IT courses at an ivy league business school. After holding systems and programming positions with several prestigious firms he founded his own software consulting company. He's served as an expert witness on three cases, offering deposition testimony twice and trial testimony once.IMS Reference #4978209

  • Mainframe Computer

    This mainframe computer expert has over 35 years of computer software development experience. He's a programmer proficient in a number of assembly languages as well as Java and Visual C++. He has developed software for mainframes as well as mainframe-compatible assemblers, linkers and emulators for interfacing between mainframes and other platforms such as personal computers. An active industry consultant, this expert has made presentations at SHARE technology conferences. Currently he serves as principal of a technology consulting firm specializing in open source mainframe and assembler development. He holds an M.S. in engineering.IMS Reference #5020388

  • Computer Software

    This computer software engineer has over 40 years of experience in information technologies. He's programmed in assembly languages and worked on mainframe projects in a number of capacities, including evaluation, testing, quality assurance, and development manager. He's also worked with corporate legal teams to draft software licensing and software copyright procedures regarding mainframe assemblers and emulators. Currently this expert is an independent consultant specializing in software development. He holds an M.S. in computer science from a leading West Coast university and has significant experience as a college professor and industry consultant.IMS Reference #5020336

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