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University of Maryland
Expert Witness Consultant
  • Consulting, reports, depositions, trials in all aspects of user interfaces and software
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Ben Bederson is an inventor of 12 issued patents, author of over 160 technical papers, has given 9 keynote talks and has won numerous awards (see full CV [pdf]). He has a decade of experience working as a fact and expert witness on various intellectual property cases relating to user interfaces and related software and technology. He has written over 100 reports, had his deposition taken over 20 times, testified at hearings 6 times and also participated in USPTO interviews and a court tech tutorial.

His expertise includes:

  • User interface, software architecture, coding, analysis
  • Mobile, web, embedded, set top boxes, input devices
  • Graphics, visualization, multimedia, interaction, crowdsourcing
  • Java, C, C++, C#, Python, Javascript, HTML

His legal work includes:

  • Patent validity, infringement & claim construction analysis (plaintiff and defendant)
  • Copyright analysis
  • Software analysis
  • Tech tutorials

References available upon request

Recent Expert Witness Work

  • 2019: Expert witness (reports) for HTC in Philips v. HTC (D. Delaware #1:15-cv-1126-GMS). [Perkins Coie]
  • 2019: Expert witness (reports, deposition) for Samsung in Immersion v. Samsung (E.D. Texas #2:17-cv-572-JRG). [Fish & Richardson]
  • 2019: Expert witness (reports) for Apple in Firstface v. Apple in USPTO IPR reexam of US Patents #8,831,557, #9,633,373, & #9,779,419. [Ropes & Gray]
  • 2019: Expert witness (report) for Google in USPTO Ex Partes reexam of US Patent #9,423,954. [Wolf Greenfield]
  • 2019: Expert witness (report) for Smartmatic in USPTO IPR reexam of US Patents #7,753,273 and 8,096,471. [DLA Piper]
  • 2019: Expert witness (report, deposition) for Zillow in Corus v. Zillow (W.D. Washington, #2:18-cv-00847-JLR). [Perkins Coie]
  • 2018: Expert witness (report) for T-Jat in T-Jat v. Expedia (D. Delaware, #1:16-cv-00581-RGA). [Pearl Cohen]
  • 2018: Expert witness (reports) for United Bank in Groove Digital v. United Bank (E.D. Virginia #1:18-cv-00966-LO-TCB). [Finnegan]
  • 2018: Expert witness (report) for Google in USPTO IPR reexam of US Patent #9,817,558. [Smith Baluch]
  • 2018: Expert witness (reports, deposition) for Ralph Lauren in Lexos v. Ralph Lauren (USPTO IPR and Case No. 1:17-cv-1319-LPS-CJB. Delaware). [Perkins Coie]
  • 2018: Expert witness (report) for BlackBerry in Maxell v. BlackBerry in USPTO IPR reexam of US Patent #8,170,394. [Oblon]
  • 2018: Expert witness (report) for Samsung in Iron Oak v. Samsung in USPTO IPR reexam of US Patent #5,699,275. [Paul Hastings]
  • 2018: Expert witness (report) for Comcast in Rovi v. Comcast (ITC 337-TA-1103). [Winston Strawn]
  • 2018: Expert witness (report) for George E. Smith in General Information Systems, LLC, Dexter Group Holdings, LLC, and Neno
  • Research, LLC v. George E. Smith and WebDatX, Inc. Case No. 3:16-cv-03698-CMC (District of South Carolina). [Gallivan White Boyd]
  • 2018: Expert witness (reports) for Google in Seven Networks v. Google in USPTO IPR reexam of US Patents #8,078,158; #9,386,433. [Paul Hastings]
  • 2018: Expert witness (reports, deposition) for Fandango in Maxell, Ltd. v. Fandango Media, LLC. Case No. 2:17-cv-07534-AG-(SSx) (C.D. of California). [Rothwell Figg Ernst & Manbeck]; IPR joined by Huawei [Fish Richardson]
  • 2018: Expert witness (reports) for Apple in AGIS v. Apple in USPTO IPR reexam of US Patents #8,213,970; #9,467,838; #9,455,251; #9,408,055. [Latham & Watkins]; '838 IPR joined by Google [Sterne Kessler] and ZTE [Finnegan]
  • 2017: Expert witness (reports, deposition) for Comcast in Rovi v. Comcast (S.D. New York Case No. 1:16-cv-09278-JPO). [Winston Strawn]
  • 2017: Expert witness (reports, deposition) for Unified Patents in MyMail v. Unified Patents in USPTO IPR reexam of US Patent #8,275,863. [Unified Patents]
  • 2017: Expert witness (report, deposition) for SharkNinja in Dyson v. SharkNinja. Case #14-cv-00779. (N.D. Illinois). [Jones Day]
  • 2017: Expert witness (reports) for Amazon in EOLAS v. Amazon. Case #6:15-cv-01038 (E.D. Texas) moved to Case #17-cv-03022-JSD (N.D. California). [Latham Watkins]
  • 2016: Expert witness (reports, deposition) for Sony in Creative v. Sony in USPTO IPR reexam of US Patent #6,928,433. [Wolf Greenfield]
  • 2016: Expert witness (reports, deposition, testimony) for Comcast in Rovi v. Comcast (ITC 337-TA-1001). [Winston Strawn]
  • 2016: Expert witness (reports, deposition) for Corel in Corel v. Microsoft Case #2:15-cv-00528-JNP. (District of Utah). [Robins Kaplan]
  • 2016: Expert witness (report) for Jawbone in Fitbit v. Jawbone (ITC 337-TA-973). [Susman Godfrey]
  • 2015: Expert witness (report) for Google and Motorola Mobility in the USPTO CBM reexam of US Patent #7,810,144. [Paul Hastings]
  • 2015: Expert witness (reports) for Samsung in Advanced Touchscreen and Gesture Technologies, LLC v. Samsung Electronics, Case No: 6:15-cv-00128-WSS-JCM (W.D. of Texas). [Arnold & Porter]
  • 2015: Expert witness (reports, deposition) for BMC in BMC Software, Inc. v. ServiceNow, Inc. Case #2:14-CV-903-JRG (E.D. of Texas) and USPTO IPR rexamination of US Patent #5,978,594. [McKool Smith]
  • 2015: Expert witness (reports, tech tutorial presentation) for OpenTV in the USPTO IPR reexam of US Patent #5,566,287. [Finnegan]