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

 
 

Expert Witness for User Interface Technology

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

Experience:   I have worked as an expert witness on intellectual property cases related to patent validity and infringement. I have filed numerous expert reports and IPR declarations, presented at one Markman claim construction hearing, testified before U.S. Customs & Border Protection, been interviewed by Patent Examiners, been deposed five (5) times, and testified on the stand at one ITC hearing.

I am a co-author on 19 issued patents. See these patents and my academic publications. You can also read my bio or see my curriculum vitae (PDF).


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Oct. 2020 –
July 2021
Maxell v. Apple
U.S. #8,982,086
Maxell U.S. International Trade Commission; and the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office Mayer Brown Mobile touch screen user interfaces, capacitive sensors, fingerprint biometrics, user authentication interfaces, pattern matching.
  • Reviewed patents and offered opinions on claim construction, infringement, domestic industries, and validity.
  • Filed multiple expert reports.
  • Reviewed computer source code.
  • Gave deposition testimony.
  • Filed ex parte reexamination declaration.
  • Was interviewed by Patent Examiner.

June 2020 –
Apr. 2021
Huawei v. Verizon
U.S. #7,715,832
U.S. #8,761,839
Verizon U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas, Waco Division Quinn Emanuel Parental mobile device controls, graphical visualizations of phone contacts.
  • Reviewed patents and offered opinions on claim construction, infringement, and validity.

Nov. 2018 –
June 2019
Apple v. Qualcomm
U.S. #8,683,362
Qualcomm Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office Baker Botts Mobile app window management, app switching, swipe gestures, touch screens.
  • Reviewed patents and offered opinions on validity.
  • Filed two inter partes review declarations on behalf of patent owner Qualcomm.

Oct. 2018 –
Aug. 2019
Apple v. Qualcomm
U.S. #8,665,239
Qualcomm Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office Baker Botts Gestures, touch screens, tabletops, tablets, gesture recognition, neural networks.
  • Reviewed patents and offered opinions on validity.
  • Filed three inter partes review declarations on behalf of patent owner Qualcomm.
  • Gave deposition testimony.

Apr. 2018 Qualcomm v. Apple
U.S. #8,497,928
Qualcomm U.S. District Court, Southern District of California Quinn Emanuel Smartphone camera user interfaces.
  • Reviewed patents and infringement charts.

Dec. 2016 –
Apr. 2018
HTC v. Philips
U.S. #RE44,006
HTC Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office Perkins Coie Television user interfaces, graphical menus, 3-D menus, menu design.
  • Reviewed patents and offered opinions on validity.
  • Filed two inter partes review declarations on behalf of petitioner HTC.
  • Gave testimony in two depositions.

Nov. 2016 –
Jan. 2017
Google v. BlackBerry
U.S. #8,411,845
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 opinions on validity.
  • Filed inter partes review declaration on behalf of petitioner Google.

Apr. 2015 –
Dec. 2016
Advanced Touchscreen and Gesture Technologies v. Samsung
U.S. #8,717,303
U.S. #8,878,810
Advanced Touchscreen and Gesture Technologies U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas, Waco Division; and the
Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
Robins Kaplan Touch screens, finger and hand gestures, gesture recognition.
  • Reviewed patents and offered opinions on infringement and validity.
  • Filed expert report.
  • Filed inter partes review declaration on behalf of patent owner Advanced Touchscreen and Gesture Technologies.

Jan. 2014 –
Feb. 2014
BlackBerry v. Typo Products
U.S. #7,629,964
U.S. #D685,775
Typo Products U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, San Francisco Division The Taillieu Law Firm Physical mobile phone keyboards.
  • Reviewed patents and offered opinions on infringement and validity.
  • Filed expert report.

Dec. 2011 –
July 2012
HTC v. Apple
U.S. #6,473,006
U.S. #7,020,849
HTC U.S. International Trade Commission Finnegan Henderson Mobile touch screen user interfaces, text entry, feedback, utilization of screen real-estate.
  • Reviewed patents and offered opinions on claim construction, infringement, domestic industries, and validity.
  • Filed multiple expert reports.
  • Reviewed computer source code.

Sept. 2011 –
Jan. 2012
Apple v. HTC
U.S. #5,946,647
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.
  • Reviewed computer source code.
  • Presented technical aspects of redesigns to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

June 2010 –
June 2011
HTC v. Apple
U.S. #5,541,988
HTC U.S. International Trade Commission Finnegan Henderson and Keker Van Nest Mobile touch screen user interfaces, touch input, contact management software.
  • Reviewed patents and offered opinions on claim construction, infringement, and domestic industries.
  • Presented Markman tutorial at ITC hearing.
  • Filed multiple expert reports.
  • Reviewed computer source code.
  • Gave deposition testimony.
  • Testified on the stand at ITC hearing.

Oct. 2007 –
Nov. 2007
F&G Research v. Microsoft
U.S. #5,313,229
Microsoft U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington at Seattle K&L Gates Computer mice, mouse software, mouse scroll wheel.
  • Reviewed patents and offered opinions on infringement.