SmartMetric, Inc., has consulted an electrical engineering expert witness in its $13.4 billion federal lawsuit it recently filed against Visa, Inc. and MasterCard International for alleged patent infringement. According to the EIN News Desk, SmartMetric has reached out to Edward Gussin, an engineer with over 30 year of experience, to analyze Visa and MasterCard systems and testify that the companies infringed on designs of security chips used to authenticate credit card transactions.
Mr. Gussin’s expert witness report analyzed Visa and MasterCard explanations of the companies’ technology, and compared it directly to the elements of SmartMetric’s product. The case is new, and there will likely be several more expert witnesses involved on both sides in order to analyze and explain the technology in question before the issue is resolved. Technology and engineering expert witnesses are heavily involved in patent infringement cases, and their importance becomes more significant when billions of dollars are on the line. SmartMetric’s lawsuit will be heard in April or May of 2014.