After Lycos acquired my company Matchmaker
I sought out another business to start; my search led me to ExpertWitness.com. According to UBS, the expert witness business in the United States is a $7 to $10 billion dollar per year industry space. The industry is over 230 years old and is currently growing at over 20% per year. The revenue for the non-litigation business-advisory industry space is significantly larger. My experience with the Internet led me to believe that many applications on the Internet like travel, stocks, jobs, auctions, content searching, etc. - all involve some sort of a “matchmaking” component; In essence, ExpertWitness.com is a “matchmaking” service for legal professionals and experts of all fields. When an attorney needs an expert to assist him/her in litigation, the attorney must perform a search to find and engage someone in the appropriate field whose knowledge and experience will aid his/her case. As a result, this business space intrigued me to build my own experts’ network.
Today, I have access to and use ExpertWitness.com. I have assisted successfully helped develop this network with significant traffic and global reach. The ExpertWitness.com brand has had an expert witness site associated with it since 1994. This site has self-funded the further building and incubation of itself. It has been organically expanded by 5 times in the last six years.
This experience and creditability has given me the opportunity to be an Internet Business and Technology Expert Witness on several occasions in cases involving Social Networking, Real Estate, Oil and Gas, Aerospace, Securities, Family Assets/Business Disputes, Patents and Intellectual Property. I have been engaged as both a plaintiff and defense expert for such companies as Cisco, MCI, CompUSA, Fujitsu, Yahoo, eHarmony, and Match.com. I have been admitted as an expert in the above to many State/Federal courts and jurisdictions around the country for both civil and criminal litigation.
Intellectual Property and Prior Art:
My former company, MatchMaker.com in 1990 addressed just about every area of the Internet Community and Social Networking / Media space. Today I have the Intellectual property of the 1990 version of MatchMaker.com installed and running for the purposes of invalidating Intellectual Property Patent Claims. This Prior Art will invalidate just about any Internet Social Networking / Community / Dating Patent Claim.