Hugh M. Smith, Ph.D.

Hardware and Software Intellectual Property Consultant/Expert Witness


Dr. Smith has been involved as an intellectual property consultant/expert in numerous technology based matters for over seven years.  He has courtroom and deposition testifying experience.  His background is in the areas of Computer Science and Computer Engineering. 

His intellectual property work includes:

  • Courtroom and deposition testimony

  • Infringement analysis including investigation of both hardware and software

  • Patent Invalidity analysis

  • Claim chart construction

  • Expert report writing

For over 25 years, Dr. Smith has been active in the fields of computer science and computer engineering.  Areas of expertise include computer software, telephony and computer networks (e.g. cellular, wireless, LAN, WAN),  Internet and web based systems, database systems, operating systems, computer architecture, and parallel and distributed systems. 

Dr. Smith holds a doctoral degree (PhD) in Computer Science, granted by Michigan State University (MSU) in 1999, as well as a Masterís degree in Computer Science from MSU and a Bachelorís degree in Computer Science from Xavier University obtained in 1985. He is currently an Associate Professor at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) were he has been a faculty member since 2000.

Prior to graduate school, Dr. Smith worked in industry as a project manager, designing and implementing large distributed software systems. Dr. Smith has written numerous peer reviewed technical papers and presented his work at a number of technical conferences.

Curriculum Vitae available on request (hugh@husmith.com).

 

 

Contact Information
     Office: 810-522-1176
     Fax:    810-522-1141
     Email: hugh@husmith.com

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Contact Information
     Office: 810-522-1176
     Fax:    810-522-1141
     Email: hugh@husmith.com