Expert Witness Services

Garry Kitchen is an experienced Expert Witness/Consultant in the areas of Video Game Design, Software Development, Copyright and Patent Infringement and Internet Technologies.

Kitchen has been accepted by numerous Federal and State Courts as an expert in a variety of technology-related matters, including mobile software development and patents, Internet and search-related patents, virtual worlds and video games. His services include expert reports and presentations, prior art research, software code analysis, IPR analysis and opinions, and reverse-engineering.  He has testified numerous times on behalf of his clients in depositions, at trial and before arbitration panels.

Kitchen's client list includes or has included Sony Computer Entertainment, Ubisoft, uCool, Neomedia Technologies, Activision, Zynga, Konami Digital Entertainment, NCR, Nintendo, and Taito of America.  

Kitchen has worked on a number of significant interactive entertainment cases, including numerous early patent infringement cases involving the Magnavox/Ralph Baer/William Rusch patent portfolio; the first issued U.S. video game patents, and Escobedo v. THQ, the first copyright infringement case involving the use of a protected tattoo image on an in-game character in a video game.

An electrical engineer by degree, Kitchen was a pioneer in the electronic gaming industry, developing and patenting his first toy/game product in 1979 for Parker Brothers (see Bank Shot).  Since then, his electronic entertainment titles have generated over $300M in retail sales, spanning 4 decades.

Kitchen has received numerous awards for his work in his chosen field, including Video Game of the Year, Game Designer of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year and multiple Lifetime Achievement Awards in Video Games.  Kitchen is a sought-after speaker at key industry conferences, including the Consumer Electronics Show, Game Developers Conference, National Cable Show, Digital Hollywood, iMedia Breakthrough, DMEXPO and many others.  He is well respected by the media with appearances on CNBC, CNN and the NBC Today show.

Kitchen's specific areas of expertise include:

        • Video Game design and development

        • Video Game business issues 
           (distribution, licensing, product evaluation)

        • General Software development

        • Patent infringement/validity/IPR's

        • Mobile device software development
           (iOS, Android, J2ME, BREW)

        • Copyright infringement

        • Internet technologies

        • Web site design and development

        • Interactive marketing/advertising

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