Mobile Software

We help attorneys with intellectual property matters dealing with smartphone and mobile software. Our experts have conducted groundbreaking, foundational research in the development of technologies involving mobile handheld devices. We also have industry experience with the design, construction, and testing of iOS, Android, and Windows apps. We are well-versed in methods for reverse engineering mobile apps and analyzing their source code. 

Our experts have previously offered testimony as mobile expert witness, smartphone expert witness, Android expert witness, and iOS expert witness. 

We have experience with all aspects of mobile technology, including:

  • Tablets, smartphones, smart watches, and Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Google Android Operating System, Android Software Development Kit, and Android Studio
  • Apple iOS, iPhone, Apple App Store, and Xcode Integrated Development Environment
  • Blackberry OS, Qualcomm BREW, PalmOS, and ARM
  • Google Play, Apple iTunes, Apple AppStore, Windows Phone Store
  • Kotlin, Java, Dalvik, Android Runtime Environment, Swift, and Objective-C
  • Activity, Service, Content Provider, Hardware abstraction layer (HAL)
  • Mobile software testing tools: Appium, Espresso, and Monkey

Our Android expert witness consultants have an in-depth understanding of the technology. 

Android is an open source and Linux-based operating system for mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers. Android was developed by the Open Handset Alliance, led by Google, and other companies. 

Android offers a unified approach to application development for mobile devices which means developers need only develop for Android, and their applications should be able to run on different devices powered by Android.

The first beta version of the Android Software Development Kit (SDK) was released by Google in 2007 where as the first commercial version, Android 1.0, was released in September 2008. Android currently has the largest marketshare of smartphone devices. 


Our iOS expert witness consultants have an in-depth understanding of the technology. 

iOS is a mobile operating system developed and distributed by Apple Inc. It was originally released in 2007 for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and Apple TV. iOS is derived from OS X, with which it shares the Darwin foundation. iOS is Apple’s mobile version of the OS X operating system used in Apple computers.

iOS stands apart from most other mobile operating systems in that both its software and hardware are controlled by Apple. This allows iOS to produce a tight integration between front-end and back-end components.

It is the world’s second-most widely installed mobile operating system, after Android. It is the basis for three other operating systems made by Apple: iPadOS, tvOS, and watchOS.

Our Windows Phone expert witness consultants have an in-depth understanding of the technology. 

Windows Phone (WP) is a discontinued family of mobile operating systems developed by Microsoft for smartphones as the replacement successor to Windows Mobile  and Zune. Unlike Windows Mobile, it was primarily aimed at the consumer market rather than the enterprise market.

Windows Phone promoted increased integration and unification with its PC counterpart, including the ability to connect devices to an external display or docking station to display a PC-like interface.

With the diminishing interest and application development for the platform, Microsoft discontinued active development of Windows Mobile in 2017, and the platform was declared end of life on January 14, 2020.

Meet Our Experts

Mobile Expert Witness

Sam Malek, PhD, is a seasoned mobile expert witness with more than 20+ years of experience in academia and industry. He is currently a Professor of Software Engineering at the University of California. He has testified more than 35 times in litigation matters involving a variety of software-related subjects, including mobile and smartphone software. 

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