is a highly effective expert witness and consultant supporting software
litigation. He has served or is serving as a litigation consultant and/or
expert witness in 21 cases – 17 involving software and internet patent
litigation and 4 disputes regarding contractual issues concerning complex
software products and professional services. His activities on these cases
include patent claim analysis, prior art research, invalidity and infringement
analysis, technical consultation on litigation strategy, technical analysis of
commercial software systems, assessment of performance under warranties, and
assessment of performance to professional standards. He has been deposed for
over 150 hours, served as a testifying expert at 2 jury trials and at hearings
before a Judge, a Special Master and an arbitrator, prepared expert reports,
prepared expert declarations, performed prior art search and code analysis, and
provided advice and analysis on infringement contentions, claim construction,
and narrowing of cases.
The patent cases addressed these technologies:
Dr. Sacerdoti is an internationally known expert in Artificial Intelligence
(AI), and has had a variety of roles in the software industry for 40 years. He
can speak with technical authority about many advanced software technologies,
and about many aspects of the commercial software business, including product
design, product development, licensing and distribution agreements, quality
assurance, professional service agreements, research and development, joint
ventures, Small Business Innovation Research grants, and issues involved in
founding, bootstrapping, and funding software businesses. His clients have
included both major industry players such as
He is a named inventor on eight issued, three pending, and two abandoned U.S. patents covering data visualization (and expert systems for generating them), social media advertising, ranking real estate parcels by their likelihood of selling, selecting and interpreting biomedical, psychological and neuropsychological tests, and a monitoring and surveillance device configured as a light switch:
Principal inventor, US Patent No. 6,188,403, “User-friendly graphics generator using direct manipulation”
Inventor, US Patent No. 6,222,540, “User-friendly graphics generator including automatic correlation”
Co-inventor, US Patent No., “System and Method for Consumer-Selected Advertising and Branding in Interactive Media”
Co-inventor, US Patent No. 7,797,168, “System and method for consumer-selected advertising and branding in interactive media”
Co-inventor, US Patent No. 7,996,264 “System and method for consumer-selected advertising and branding in interactive media”
Co-inventor, US Patent No. 8,407,086 “System and method for consumer-selected advertising and branding in interactive media”
Co-inventor, US Patent No. 8,417,535 “System and method for consumer-selected advertising and branding in interactive media”
Co-inventor, US Patent No. 8,583,562 “Predicting real estate and other transactions”
Patents Applied For
Co-inventor, US Patent Application 20120221251, “Systems and Methods for Selecting, Ordering, Scheduling, Administering, Storing, Interpreting and Transmitting a Plurality of Psychological, Neurobehavioral and Neurobiological Tests”
Co-inventor, US Patent Application 20130166364, “System and Method for Consumer-Selected Advertising and Branding in Interactive Media”
Co-inventor, unpublished US patent application
Abandoned Patent Applications
Co-inventor, US Patent Application 20060000971, “Intelligent sensory platform for wireless two-way sensory surveillance”
Co-inventor, US Patent Application 20070120978, “Intelligent sensory platform for wireless two-way sensory surveillance”
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Details about the cases:
I consulted for Morrison & Foerster as their sole expert. The litigation concerned infringement of a patent for automated configuration of complex products.
I consulted for Haynes & Boone. The litigation concerned performance under contract of a professional services group of a configuration software vendor.
I consulted for Haynes & Boone. The litigation concerned performance under contract of a product and associated services by a vendor of supply chain automation software.
I consulted for SAP, working with Morgan, Lewis, and Bockius as their sole expert. The litigation concerned infringement of several patents for expert systems development tools.
I consulted for Heller, Ehrman, White, and McCaulliffe as one of three expert witnesses, with a primary focus on expert systems technologies as applied to manufacturing. The case concerned infringement of several patents concerning expert systems and automated process control.
I consulted for Venable LLC as an expert witness regarding the market and technical environment for application servers and Web Services technologies. The litigation concerned infringement of a patent on object broker technology.
I consulted for Tucker Ellis and
I consulted for Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom as an expert witness on invalidity and inequitable conduct regarding three patents concerning automated configuration of computer systems. I reviewed prior art, relevant license agreements, and source code (in C, C++, and Nexpert Object), prepared expert reports, was deposed, and testified before the jury at trial.
I consulted for Proskauer, Rose as the sole expert witness on infringement and patent invalidity concerning a patent for localized web portals. I reviewed prior art, web site architecture and functionality, technical documentation and source code, prepared expert reports and a declaration, was deposed.
I consulted for Proskauer, Rose as the sole expert witness on infringement and patent invalidity concerning medical device technology. I reviewed prior art and prepared a declaration.
I consulted for Davis Polk Wardwell on defense strategy concerning enterprise incentive management software, including claim construction and lines of inquiry for inventor depositions, and as the principal expert witness on patent invalidity. I researched prior art and developed a dozen detailed claim charts, supported development of invalidity contentions, and reviewed source code.
I consulted for Jones Day supporting SAS Institute Inc. as a testifying expert on invalidity and noninfringement concerning data management and data quality. I reviewed prior art, technical documentation and source code, prepared expert reports and declarations, interviewed defendant’s technical personnel, and was deposed.
I consulted for Williams, Morgan, & Amerson regarding infringement contentions.
I consulted for DLA Piper supporting Samsung as a testifying expert on noninfringement concerning image processing on mobile devices. I produced an expert report and declarations, and testified before a jury.
I consulted with Simpson, Thatcher, and Bartlett regarding invalidity contentions.
I consulted for InnovaLaw and testified at a Markman hearing on a case concerning immersive virtual worlds.
I consulted with Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein and Fox developing arguments distinguishing alleged prior art from the claimed invention.