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Berg Software Design

Berg Software Design

14500 Big Basin Way
Suite F

Saratoga, California 95070

Phone(408) 741-5010


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Berg Software Design, founded by Brian A. Berg, is a computer consultancy. Brian has had over 50 engagements involving patents, trade secrets, copyrights, source code and class actions. He is experienced with consumer electronics including storage devices and interfaces, particularly Flash Memory, Disk, Tape, CD, CD-ROM, DVD, WORM, RAID, Disk Arrays, SCSI, iSCSI, Fibre Channel, USB, SATA/ATA/ATAPI, Storage Area Networks (SAN), Optical Storage devices and file systems. He has performed object code disassembly and benchmarking, and has been a conference chair, session chair and speaker at over 80 conferences internationally.


Berg Software Design offers the following services: Consulting, computer product investigation, source code analysis, patent analysis, claim chart creation, prior art searches, forensic disk analysis.

Litigation Support Services

Berg Software Design has been an expert witness and expert consultant in over forty engagements involving patents, trade secrets, copyrights and contracts. These cases have drawn on Mr. Berg's twenty years of experience in the storage industry and his thirty-one years of experience as a computer engineer, and have involved technology in the storage, IC CAD, software and hardware industries.

Areas of Expertise

Additional Expertise:

Computer Security, Electronic Discovery, Internet, Software Engineering.


Mr. Berg has extensive experience with storage devices and interfaces, including SCSI, iSCSI, Fibre Channel, IDE/ATA/ATAPI, USB, Hard Disks, RAID/Disk Arrays, Tape, Storage Area Networks (SAN), Optical Storage (CD, DVD, WORM, Magneto-Optical), jukeboxes and autochangers, Flash Memory and Server Blades.

He has written device drivers and software and firmware under Windows/DOS, UNIX variants (including Sun and Silicon Graphics) and embedded real-time operating systems (RTOSs).

Mr. Berg has been a software developer, project lead, industry analyst, seminar leader, technical marketer, technical writer, conference speaker, conference session chair and conference chair. He is experienced with various programming languages, including C, C++, Java and assembly.

Areas Served

All States

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Professional Experience

-- Conference and Event Participation --

Storage Visions, Las Vegas, NV
Conf. Advisory Board

Flash Memory Summit, Santa Clara, CA
Conf. Technical Chair
Conf. Advisory Board
Session Chair: 2007, 2009-2012

Farella Braun + Martel, LLP, Palo Alto, CA
IP Program speaker: 2009 (MCLE credit)

Ethernet Technology Summit, San Jose, CA
Conf. Advisory Board
Session Chair: 2010-2012

Server Design Summit, San Jose, CA
Conf. Advisory Board
Session Chair: 2010-2011

Server Blade Summit, San Jose, CA
Conf. Advisory Board
Session Chair: 2004-2005

Storage Area Networks Conf., San Jose, CA
Conf. Advisory Board
Session Chair: 1999-2002

Fibre Channel Technologies Conf., San Jose, CA
Session Chair: 1998-2001

DAFS DevCon: Direct Access File Systems Dev. Conf., Durham, NC
Speaker, Session Chair: 2000

InfoStor '98, San Jose, CA
Session Chair: 1998

Optical Information Systems (OIS) Conferences
Speaker, Session Chair:
London, UK: 1990-1992
Washington, DC: 1988-1990
New York: 1987
Los Angeles: 1987

Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop, Pacific Grove, CA
Conf. Chair: 1997-2000
Conf. Committee: 1989-present
Session Chair: 1989-present
Speaker: 1987-present

WESCON, San Francisco, CA
Speaker: 2003

IEEE Consultants' Network of Silicon Valley, Sunnyvale, CA
Speaker: 2001-2003, 2008-2009, 2012

PATCA, Santa Clara, CA
Speaker: 2002, 2007, 2009

IEEE/PATCA Consultants' Business Seminar, Sunnyvale, CA
Speaker: 1998-2000, 2005

Legal Experience & Services

Mr. Berg has written expert reports, been deposed, and has provided courtroom testimony at trial. These engagements have involved performing source code analysis, source code comparison, object code disassembly, benchmarking, and computer media duplication, as well as forensic analysis on data storage devices and file systems using tools including EnCase.


ACM (Association for Computing Machinery): Member
CHM (Computer History Museum): Core Member
Forensic Expert Witness Association (FEWA): Member
IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers): Senior Member; Santa Clara Valley Section: Chair, Past Vice Chair, Past Secretary
IEEE CNSV (IEEE Consultants' Network of Silicon Valley): At-Large Director, Past Chair, Past Director
PATCA (Professional and Technical Consultants Association): Senior Member
SNIA (Storage Networking Industry Association): Member
SVForum: Member
The Tech Museum of Innovation: Member

Awards & Honors

IEEE Awards: the 2017 Outstanding Leadership and Service to the IEEE within Region 6, the 2017 IEEE-USA Professional Leadership Award for “outstanding service to the Consulting and Electrical Engineering profession,” and the 2012 Outstanding Leadership and Professional Service Award for Region 6.


--- Books ---

Digital Storage in Consumer Electronics: The Essential Guide, 2nd Edition (contributing book editor); Springer Int'l., 2018
Digital Storage in Consumer Electronics: The Essential Guide, 1st Edition (contributing book editor); Elsevier, Inc., 2008
Essential Guide to Multifunction Optical Storage (chapter author); Meckler Corp., Westport, CT, 1991
Rewritable Optical Storage Technology (chapter author); Meckler Corp., Westport, CT, 1991
Software for Optical Storage (lead editor; author of 3 chapters), Meckler Corp.; Westport, CT, 1989. 249 pp.

--- Journals, Periodicals and Newsletters ---

InfoStor: author of RAID, I2O and NT: Making the Synergy Happen, January 1998; PennWell Publishing Co., Tulsa, OK
The Ancot Connection (quarterly newsletter): author of SCSI Observations from the Field column; Ancot Corp., Menlo Park, CA (1994-98)
Computer Technology Review: author of Solving SCSI's Cable Length Dilemma, February 1997; WestWorld Productions, Inc., Beverly Hills, CA
EDN Products Edition: author of SCSI Software... Issues and Resources, Technology Focus, July 18, 1994; Cahners Publishing Co., Newton, MA
Stacks: The Network Journal: author of SCSI: An Integrator's Resource Guide, the August 1993 cover article; M&T Publishing/Miller Freeman, Inc.
Systems Integration Business/Mini-Micro Systems magazines: Disk Roundtable participant (1991); wrote six articles and sidebars on SCSI and optical storage (1987-91)
Optical Information Systems, Meckler Corp. (bi-monthly): editorial board member and contributing writer (1987-91)


Stanford University, Stanford, CA: CS/EE graduate work (1975-78, part-time)
Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA: B.S. Math, 1974

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