UNIVERSITY of  WASHINGTON Information School Computer Science & Engineering
Jacob O. Wobbrock Professor, The Information School
Adjunct Professor, Computer Science & Engineering
  Jacob O. Wobbrock, Ph.D.
The Information School
University of Washington
Box 352840
Seattle, WA 98195-2840   USA

 
 

Expert Witness

I have worked as an expert witness on intellectual property cases related to patent infringement and validity. I have filed expert reports, presented at one Markman claim construction hearing, been deposed once, and testified on the stand at one ITC hearing.

I am a co-author on 13 issued patents. See these patents and my academic publications. You can also read my bio or get my curriculum vitae (PDF).

Areas of Expertise:   User interfaces, user interface design, user interface technology, input & interaction techniques, computer input devices, text entry methods, touch, touch screens, gestures, gesture recognition, mobile devices, smartphones, tablets, interactive surfaces, accessible computing, assistive technologies.


Dates Parties Retained By Venue Law Firm Topics My Activities

Nov. 2016 –
Jan. 2017
Google v. BlackBerry Google Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office Mayer Brown Smartphone call user interfaces, phone call logs, context menus.
  • Reviewed patents and offered infringement and validity opinions.
  • Filed inter partes review expert declaration.

Jan. 2014 –
Feb. 2014
BlackBerry v. Typo Products Typo Products U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, San Francisco Division The Taillieu Law Firm The design of mobile device physical keyboards.
  • Reviewed patents and offered infringement and validity opinions.
  • Filed expert report.

Dec. 2011 –
July 2012
HTC v. Apple HTC U.S. International Trade Commission Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner Mobile touch screen user interfaces, text entry, feedback, utilization of screen real-estate.
  • Reviewed patents and offered infringement and validity opinions.
  • Filed multiple expert reports.

Sept. 2011 –
Jan. 2012
Apple v. HTC HTC U.S. International Trade Commission Keker & Van Nest Mobile touch screen user interfaces, document text processing.
  • Reviewed patents and ALJ infringement determinations.
  • Reviewed technology redesigns with respect to infringement.
  • Presented technical aspects of redesigns to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

June 2010 –
June 2011
HTC v. Apple HTC U.S. International Trade Commission Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner and Keker & Van Nest Mobile touch screen user interfaces, touch input, contact management software.
  • Reviewed patents and offered infringement opinions.
  • Presented Markman tutorial at ITC hearing.
  • Filed multiple expert reports.
  • Gave deposition testimony.
  • Testified at ITC hearing.

Oct. 2007 –
Nov. 2007
F&G Research v. Microsoft Microsoft U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington at Seattle K&L Gates Computer mice, mouse software, mouse scroll wheel.
  • Reviewed patents and offered infringement opinions.