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Quandary Peak Client ROY-G-BIV Successfully Defends Patents in Inter Partes Review (IPR)

Brad Ulrich, a software expert at Quandary Peak Research, recently provided source code review in the matter of ROY-G-BIV Corp. vs. ABB, Inc. et al., a patent infringement action relating to technology for hardware-independent motion control software. Mr. Ulrich is representing the plaintiff, ROY-G-BIV Corporation, in Civil Action No. 6:11-CV-622 being litigated…

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How to Choose an Expert Witness for a Software Patent Case

The importance of software patents has increased dramatically in recent years. The high profile patent disputes between Apple, Google, and other smartphone companies have attracted the most attention in the press, but patent battles are being waged all across the software industry. As a computer scientist who has been retained as an…

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Quandary Peak Expert Assists in Contract Dispute Case

Brad Ulrich, a computer scientist at Quandary Peak Research, was recently engaged to provide software analysis and consulting for Step-By-Step Academy, an Ohio-based company, in the matter of Step-By-Step Academy, Inc. v. Special Learning, Inc in U.S. District Court in the Southern District of Ohio. Special Learning is a Chicago-based company. The…

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Ericsson Gets Paid in Patent Dispute Case Against Samsung

Victories in patent dispute cases sometimes amount to little more than a moral victory. One company sues another and the judgment, if ever actually awarded, hardly covers the cost of legal fees. On January 27, 2014, however, many were reminded that a legal victory can also carry with it pronounced economic benefits,…

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Alice Corp v. CLS Bank: The Technology Court Battle of the Year?

High profile patent cases involving well-known brands and huge financial stakes, like Apple v. Samsung and Samsung v. Ericsson, grab virtually all of the media attention out there. In a sense, they’re the media darlings of patent litigation — easy targets with lots to report on. There is one case, however, that…

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Quandary Peak Assists in Nokia v. HTC Patent Litigation

Nokia’s recent settlement with HTC over smartphone patents was widely reported in the media on Friday, resulting in the dismissal of all pending patent litigation worldwide between the two companies. Industry observers widely cited the outcome as an important step for Nokia in its effort to generate royalties from its patent portfolio.…

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Fresh Ideas for Addressing Mobile Software Security Vulnerabilities

Security has become the Achilles’ heel of most modern software systems. Techniques ranging from manual inspection to automated static and dynamic code analyses are commonly employed to identify security vulnerabilities prior to the release of software. However, these techniques are time-consuming and cannot keep pace with the growth of software repositories, such…

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Malek Provides Deposition Testimony in Home Security Case

Professor Sam Malek, one of Quandary Peak’s computer and software experts, was deposed in a patent case on December 13, 2013. Malek was the lead testifying expert witness on several of the asserted patents. In particular, he was asked to opine on the infringement of U.S. Patent No. 8,350,694 and U.S. Patent No.…

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Innovation Act Aims to Curb Patent Trolling

On December 5, the House passed H.R. 3309, also known as the Innovation Act, by a wide margin of 325-91. The bill now moves to the Senate, where it’s expected to receive limited opposition and could be signed into law by the end of the year. Proponents of the bill included industry…

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The Role of the US International Trade Commission

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) is a quasi-judicial organization led by a bi-partisan team of six commissioners, appointed by the President and confirmed by Senate. They serve nine-year-terms, and their mission is to administer U.S. trade remedy laws fairly and objectively, while also advising the President and Congress on matters regarding…

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