Articles about Intellectual Property

George Edwards Tapped to Testify on GPS, Navigation, and Mapping Patents

Dr. George Edwards, Quandary Peak Research’s resident guru of location-based mobile services, has been asked to testify as an expert witness in a lawsuit alleging infringement of a patent for “Method and System for Providing an Image Vector-Based Traffic Information.” The case, Porto Technology, Co., Ltd. et al. v. Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless, was […]

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Protective Orders for Computer Source Code

Important advice on how to negotiate protective order terms for each particular review, saving time and money in the long run.

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Code Review of Android and Windows Devices Completed

Software consultants at Quandary Peak Research recently completed an lengthy, in-depth source code review of twenty-nine mobile devices running the Android, Windows Mobile, and Windows Phone 7 operating systems. The consultants, George Edwards and Brad Ulrich, drew on their many years of experience in smartphone application development and mobile systems research to document the structure […]

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Rationales for Software Patent Protection

Legal scholars point to a handful of philosophical theories as the basis for the moral judgment that patents on technology are just and beneficial to society. Are these theories valid in the context of the modern software industry? In particular, do the unique characteristics of software, in contrast to other forms of technology, make the […]

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George Edwards Provides Deposition Testimony in Internet Patent Case

George Edwards, one of Quandary Peak Research’s computer and software experts, was deposed in a patent case on July 17, 2013. Edwards testified with respect to the alleged infringement of U.S. Patent No. 6,804,660, titled “System, Method, and Article of Manufacture for Internet Based Affiliate Pooling.” The ‘660 patent was filed in 2001 and lists […]

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Quandary Peak Research Experts Analyze Android Camera Architecture

George Edwards and Nenad Medvidovic, two software experts affiliated with Quandary Peak Research, recently completed a comprehensive examination of the camera software architecture of over a dozen Android devices. The two also analyzed a handful of mobile phones powered by Qualcomm’s Brew platform. The inspection and analysis of C++ and Java source code was an […]

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Quandary Peak Research Performs Code Review in Patent Infringement Case

Brad Ulrich, a software expert with Quandary Peak Research, is performing source code review and analysis in a patent infringement matter brought against a large financial institution in the Eastern District of Virginia. The software involved utilizes SMS-based communication to a Java EE web platform to provide mobile banking services. Mr. Ulrich, who will be […]

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Quandary Peak Research Assists with Software Patent Reexamination

A patent for certain unified messaging systems is undergoing reexamination by the US Patent and Trademark Office, and a Quandary Peak Research expert has been called on to assist the patent assignee. US Patent 7,702,669, assigned to RingCentral, Inc., discloses a system for synchronizing different types of messages between multiple clients and servers. Several references […]

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