Attorney Profile

Profile of Ronald Chichester

Profile Summary:

An attorney, expert witness, computer forensic examiner, and IT systems auditor who is experienced in all areas of law and technology involving computers and networks.  Particular specialization in computer security, computer crimes, incidence response, electronic discovery, computer forensics, intellectual property (patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets), analysis and comparison of software source code (for copyright infringement and trade secret misappropriation), electronic commerce, identity theft, technology licensing (especially software), data privacy, corporate espionage, database protection and Internet domain name disputes.  Former Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Houston where he taught courses on intellectual property, computer crime and electronic commerce.

Education:

  • B.S. in Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan
  • M.S. in Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan
  • Juris Doctorate, University of Houston Law Center


Admissions and Certifications:

  • State Bar of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • United States District Courts for the Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Courts for the District of Nebraska
  • United States Patent & Trademark Office
  • Certified Computer Forensic Examiner
  • Certified Information System Auditor


Professional Activities:

  • Past Chair of the Business Law Section of the Texas Bar
  • Past Chair of the Computer & Technology Section of the Texas Bar
  • Member of the Intellectual Property Section of the Texas Bar
  • Member of ISACA (formerly the Information Systems Audit and Control Association)


Special Skills:

Computer forensic examiner and expert witness for electronic discovery and copyright infringement cases involving computer source code.  Thirty-six years of software programming experience. Able to read and to write computer software applications (for desktops and servers) in a variety of languages.  Adept at making database-oriented software programs for Internet applications.  Writes his own software applications for specialized electronic discovery and computer forensic matters.