Our Computers, Document Identification and Intellectual Property Group includes professionals with hands-on experience in the areas of computers, trademarks, patents, and all aspects of intellectual property management, handwriting analysis, handprints, and electronic data discovery (EDD). Our forensic services include systems security analysis, text search and keyword search, data recovery, image search, password recovery, hard drive scrubbing, hard drive back-up and data imaging, e-mail search and discovery, internet activity search and reports, software comparisons and infringements, and electronic risk analysis.
Andrew T. Cobb, PhD, CCE;
Intellectual Property Expert
Mr. Cobb has over 15 years experience in the electrical engineering technology field, with special expertise in computer science and engineering. Specific expertise includes discovery of electronic documents; computer forensics; the preservation, identification, extraction, documentation, and interpretation of computer data; software analysis; Java programming; Web Application Modeling (UML); Object-Oriented Analysis and Design (OOAD); Unified Process Methodology; ontology; object-oriented software measurement; defect identification and management; technology disputes; software architecture, process, and quality; security auditing; secure programming; web usability; quality assurance; backup/recovery and maintenance; TCP/IP-based applications; web development; Rational Unified Process (RUP); analog and digital electronics; electrical power and machinery; computer programming; electrical controls; medical imaging research; and embedded controllers.
Andy is a Certified Computer Examiner (CCE) and is a member of The International Society of Computer Forensic Examiners (ISCFE) and The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE).
John W. Hargett, III
Forensic Document Examiner
Mr. Hargett has more than 35 years experience as a document
examiner, including identification of handwriting, signatures, and
hand printing; determination as to the sequence of preparation of
documents or parts of documents; analysis of other features of
documents that may provide information of evidentiary value.
Intellectual Property Expert
Mr. Opsitnick has over 30 years’ experience as an Attorney and
Intellectual Property Professional.
His experience and expertise includes electronic risk
management; electronic document discovery; document management
systems; electronic data warehousing; electronic data
processing; internet document discovery; computer forensics;
electronic technologies; and internet web site development.
Tim’s Professional Associations include George University
Law Center Continuing Legal Education Advisory Board; Cleveland
Downtown Tech 25; American Bar Association; International Bar
Association; Ohio State Bar Association; Cleveland Bar
Association; ARMA International; and InfraGard.
Tim has also conducted numerous CLE seminars around the
country regarding electronic discovery and other technologies
issues, including electronic document retention and production.
Edward John Primeau, RI
Audio and Video Expert
Mr. Primeau has over 35 years of experience in
audio and video engineering and recording;
background noise removal/sound clarification; voice
identification; audio recording authentication; micro cassette
transfers to any format audio; audio conversion to compact disc
or any format; video authentication and restoration; video image
clarification; frame capture from video; video conversion to DVD
or any format; CD ROM and DVD design and programming; and
acetate and vinyl restoration.
Edward is a Certified Video Expert and and ACFEI Registered
Investigator (RI). He is a member, past or present, of The
for Identification; The Audio Engineering Society; The American
College of Forensic Examiners; The
Law Enforcement/Emergency Services Video Association; and The
American Society of Information.
David A. Smith
Mr. Smith has over 25 years of experience in audio
engineering, recording, and broadcasting;
analog and digital audio analyses; speech comprehension
enhancement; tape authentication techniques; computerized
analysis and recovery; digital signal processing; MIDI
implementation; voice recognition technology; and diagnostic
David is a member of The
Audio Engineering Society; The American College of Forensic
Examiners; and The International Society of Electrical and
|Scott M. Yano, PE
Electrical and Medical Equipment Expert
Mr. Yano has experience
designing, developing, and operating advanced diagnostic medical equipment.
His work has included developing medical equipment
requirements and specifications and demonstrating equipment performance.
Scotts experience includes the design, installation, and operation of power supplies; electronic wiring schematics; and instrumentation and control equipment. He performs software programming; evaluates wireless (RF) and sound controlled equipment performance; and is involved in determining the effects of electromagnetic fields on equipment and personnel.
Scott is a member of IEEE (Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers), Antennas and Propagation, Vehicular Technology, and Communication Societies.