Internet Expert Witness

Jonathan Hochman
Jonathan Hochman
Computer Scientist
Call: 203-699-2628

Jonathan Hochman serves as consulting and testifying expert in the fields of Internet marketing, eCommerce, web site development, digital forensics, search optimization (SEO), pay-per-click (PPC) advertising, mobile advertising, and digital advertising. Since 2007 he has provided expert witness consulting to plaintiffs and defendants.  The disputes have related to trademarks, patents, trade secrets, copyrights, contracts, defamation and online reputation, unfair competition, conspiracy and fraud.


Hochman has served as a consulting expert in dozens of cases, and testified at fifteen depositions and eight trials.


A Yale University graduate with two degrees in computer science, Hochman has worked as a sales, marketing and technology consultant for more than 28 years.  After managing several prior businesses, he founded Hochman Consultants in 2004. Then in 2008 Hochman became chairman of the trade association SEMNE, Search Engine Marketing New England. Next in 2010 he founded a successful Internet security business, CodeGuard.

Hochman is certified by Google in AdWords Search Advertising, Mobile Advertising and Google Analytics.  He has spoken at national conferences, including Web 2.0 Summit, Search Marketing Expo (SMX) and Search Engine Strategies (SES). He has contributed articles to Search Engine Land, Marketing Land, and Search Marketing Standard. Hochman manages a consulting practice that includes SEO and SEM audits, digital marketing campaign management, and web site development.

Search Engine Technology

Clients hire Hochman to answer questions such as:

  • Why does a particular web page rank well in search engines?
  • Was a party involved in “black hat” SEO or unethical digital marketing?
  • Is a search phrase behaving like a generic or branded term?
  • Did a service provider meet industry standards?

Internet Marketing

Hochman frequently explains technologies related to eCommerce, tracking users online, and digital advertising.  Such analysis may include review of source code to help explain whether a product is practicing a patent.  Additionally, a client may need to know the value of a click, how to measure commissions from online sales, or the impact of a particular technology on revenue.

Digital Forensics

Hochman has experience obtaining access logs from Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and web hosts, and analyzing data from systems such as Google Analytics, Google AdWords, Bing, and Facebook.  Furthermore, Hochman can research and testify about domain registration records, prior versions of web pages, and historical search results. Reliable data is often gathered to answer questions such as:

  • How did visitors reach a page?
  • After viewing a page, what did visitors do?
  • Who performed an online action?
  • Who created a website or registered a domain?
  • How many times was a page viewed?
  • What is the value of an online activity, such as a page view or click?

Examples of Expert Witness Engagements

  • Testified in US District Court, Middle District of Florida regarding damages in a trademark case, saving client tens of millions of dollars.
  • Testified in Superior Court, San Francisco County in a breach of contract case related to mobile advertising.
  • Provided information used by an investment fund to settle claims against a law firm accused of fraud.
  • Testified in US District Court, Colorado in an online defamation case where client received a favorable jury verdict.
  • Provided information used by a major media company to win summary judgment in a trademark case.
  • Analyzed the value of a web technology for a large tech company, which was then able to settle a patent infringement case.
  • Testified at a private arbitration in Miami, Florida in a case related to online marketing fraud.

To inquire about an expert engagement, please call 203-699-2628, or submit your request online.

Expert Witness

Updated on 2018-04-04T02:05:21+00:00, by Jonathan Hochman.