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Esam Sharafuddin

Esam Sharafuddin

Scientific Advisor

Esam Sharafuddin has significant experience across a wide range of computer technology fields ranging from hardware and software to state-of-the-art inventions.

Esam's experience includes all aspects of patent litigation with an emphasis on analyzing invalidity and infringement for complex technologies, claim construction, claim charting and source code inspection. Esam is knowledgeable across a wide spectrum of fields including hardware and software for smart phones, DVRs, GPS systems, digital broadcasting and streaming systems, network and Internet technologies, among other computer technologies.

Esam Sharafuddin is not a lawyer


  • Represented a cellular manufacturer in a defensive litigation involving patents part of which was source code investigation
  • Represented a video game published in a defensive litigation involving lip synchronization and animation which involved source code investigation
  • Represented a mobile marketing company on a defensive case involving advertising targeted towards mobile users
  • Represented a payments and marketing service company in a defensive litigation involving online software authentication, which  involved extensive source code review
  • Represented a multinational company that produces consumer products in an offensive case involving submarine GPS devices. I devised and developed a script that automatically extracted, related and clustered source code information by similarity in order to efficiently review 200 sets of source code 
  • Represented an insurance company in a defensive litigation related to a security breach. The court found no coverage under an all-risk insurance policy (provided by the insurance company) for an unauthorized withdrawal of almost US$200,000 from broker's online account performed by a hacker. My role was to assist in analysing and providing evidence that a breach took place in which a hacker obtained broker's online banking log-in credentials through a key logger "Zeus" virus that was found on several of the broker's computers
  • English
  • Arabic
  • M.A., Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Minnesota
  • B.A., Computer Science, Grinnell College


  • 4 Discovery Strategies for Cases Involving Source Code Corporate Counsel (October 25, 2013)
  • 5 Avoidable Pitfalls in Source Code Discovery Corporate Counsel (October 25, 2013)


  • "Source Code Litigation Primer for Attorneys," Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Presentation, August 2017

Memberships And Affiliations

  • The Internet Society
  • The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
  • The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)