Gary Nutt
Legal Technical Expert

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I have been a technical expert for computer hardware, software, networks, and web programming in about fifty cases since 1995. I have been a computer scientist at University of Washington, University of Colorado, Xerox PARC, and Bell Labs; I have worked in private industry as an engineer, manager, director, and VP at both very large companies (e.g., Boeing) and startup companies since 1967. At Xerox PARC, I focused on computer supported collaborative work, thereby using early experimental distributed system components including the Ethernet local area network, bitmapped personal computers, network protocols, distributed file systems, and Internet technologies prior to 1980.

I have consulted in various product domains, including collaborative systems, office information systems, client-server systems, multiprocessor computers, digital telephony, digital imaging, cable TV, mobile computing, cell phones, eBooks, and web development (particularly programming, search, security, and content delivery).

From 1995 to 2000 my legal technical work was centered around computer forensics, notably as a Special Master in U.S. District Court of Colorado. After 2000 the technical legal work has focused on intellectual property, particulary involving patents issued since the 1970s.

Consulting Expert

I have been retained as a consulting expert on over a dozen case for law firms including Boies, Schiller & Flexner; Dorsey & Whitney; Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe; Holme Robert & Owens; and Cooley Godward.

Testifying Expert

I have been retained as a testifying expert on over 40 cases, and I have testified in the cases listed below. I am no longer accepting testifying expert engagements, other than in a few exceptional situations.

Assisting the Court

I have been asked to assist the court as a Special Master and as a court-appointed expert:

  1. Special Master to Hon. John L. Kane, Jr., U.S. District Court, Colorado District.
  2. Special master to Hon. Jack W. Berryhill, Jefferson County District Court, Colorado
  3. Court-appointed expert for Hon. Gerald Rafferty, Arapaho County Court, Colorado.

Complete List of Cases

Please see the complete list of cases here