Video Game Developer Reviews Alleged Patent Infringement


Programming ExpertThis case involves the alleged infringement of a patent designed for video games. It was alleged that a prominent game designer employed graphical lighting elements that were patent-protected by its direct competitor. An expert in video game development was sought to review the case and assist in determining whether or not there was a violation of the patent rights.

Question(s) For Expert Witness

  • 1. Please describe your background in software programming and video game development.

Expert Witness Response E-281823

I’ve been a professional software developer for 30+ years and I have worked in game development for almost 30 years. I have experience as a game designer, a project producer, a lead developer, and a technical director providing oversight to an entire studio of developers. I now teach software engineering and distributed systems programming at one of the world’s foremost colleges offering a game-specific curriculum. The intersection of game development and patent law has always been a special interest of mine. I have filed five patents in the video game field (two have been granted) and led Microsoft’s review and response to a portfolio of 100 Nintendo patents. I have experience consulting on patent litigation.

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