Source Code Review & Analysis

Quandary Peak is the trusted source for experts in mobile, web, and medical systems analysis.

We are techies who speak legalese.
  1. Lawyers and engineers speak, write, and think differently. Translating tech jargon into the precise, unambiguous language of the law isn’t taught to engineers. We know how to do it.
  2. You can’t be an effective expert witness if you don’t understand the legal issues in question. Patents are legal documents, not engineering documents. Most engineers find them baffling (but we don’t).
  3. Explaining technical concepts to non-experts is hard. Conveying complex concepts in a way that is easy to understand is a skill we’ve carefully honed over years of practice.
We help lower costs for your clients.
  1. We off-load time-consuming tasks from expensive testifying experts. Our lower cost (but highly capable) consultants do the heavy lifting then feed information to the testifying expert.
  2. We are super efficient. We have done this many times, so we hit the ground running on every project.
  3. We use proprietary processes and tools. We have developed techniques specifically for litigation consulting that save valuable time (and money!)
We are software litigation fanatics.
  1. Litigation consulting is our full-time job. We don’t serve as expert witnesses as a “side gig,” and we don’t have another job that’s a higher priority.
  2. We are experienced. Since this is what we do all day, every day, we know what works and what doesn’t.
  3. We love what we do. Many experts do this work to supplement their income. We have chosen it as a career because we enjoy it.
Our team is your team.
  1. We assemble a team of experts with complementary knowledge and skills to fit your project. Each of our experts specializes in certain areas, and they collaborate to cover all the bases.
  2. A Quandary Peak team is more than the sum of its parts.  As the old saying goes, two heads are better than one.
  3. We can easily increase or decrease the work force assigned to a task. When crunch time arrives, we can devote more resources to get the job done.
We are a new breed of source code reviewers.
  • All our experts are specifically trained in source code review and analysis for patent litigation and other software-related legal cases, with a particular focus on mobile and smartphone source code review. We work well under the constraints of inspection environments — i.e., where no outside electronics or Internet connections are allowed.
  • We utilize the latest-and-greatest analysis tools, including both those found in IDEs such as Visual Studio, Eclipse, and SlickEdit and stand-alone products such as PowerGREP and Beyond Compare.
  • We have developed propriety processes to maximize efficiency. For example, depending on the nature of the project, we know how to make the best use of restrictions on printing source code covered under a Protective Order.
  • Our source code review experts are comfortable working in virtually any programming language, including Java, C, C++, C#, Objective C, Perl, Python, PHP, Ruby, JavaScript, and others, and we know our way around all the common operating systems and platforms, such as Android, iOS, Windows, Linux, and MacOS.
  • We perform code review for all types of litigation involving computer software, with extensive experience in software patents, defect and failure analysis, and breach-of-contract disputes.
  • Our experts perform software code analysis across the country. We are available on short notice to travel to Silicon Valley, New York or anywhere in between. We have experience in numerous jurisdictions, and are familiar with discovery rules, protective orders, and similar procedures.
  • We have extensive experience in a range of technologies including mobile and smartphones, internet and websites, FDA medical devices, digital multimedia, user interfaces, and more.
  • Leading IP firms and Fortune 500 companies hired Quandary Peak’s experts to provide thorough and efficient review and analysis of source code for computer- and software-related litigation.

Meet Some of Our Experts

Anna Mathias - Project Coordinator

Anna Mathias

Project Manager, Health IT Nashville

Anna Mathias is a Health IT Project Manager with a focus in organizing, supporting, and contributing to work products related to Electronic Health Record (EHR) software quality, regulatory, and patient safety assessments.

Focus Area Safety & Quality Assessments
Alicia Morton Farlese - Health IT Regulations Expert and Government Affairs Specialist

Alicia Farlese, DNP, RN-BC

Healthcare Regulations Expert Nashville

Alicia Morton Farlese is a retired Captain serving twenty-six years in the United States Navy Nurse Corps, and was a senior leader in national health IT policy at the US Dept. of Health and Human Services. Dr. Farlese assists clients in meeting Health IT regulations, including Information Blocking requirements of the 21st…

Focus Area Compliance & Government Affairs
Sigurd Meldal - Computer Expert Witness

Sigurd Meldal, Dr.Sc.

Senior Computer Scientist Silicon Valley

Dr. Meldal has testified in federal court and been deposed multiple times as an expert in computer science and software engineering. He has provided technical opinions regarding mobile devices, networks, wireless telephony, databases, service-oriented architectures, web systems, and geospatial positioning.

Litigation Senior Testifying Expert
Nenad Medvidovic - Software Expert Witness

Nenad Medvidović, PhD

Senior Computer Scientist Los Angeles

Nenad Medvidović is a Professor and Associate Chair for Ph.D. Affairs in the Computer Science Department at the University of Southern California. From 2009 to 2013, Medvidović was Director of the USC Center for Systems and Software Engineering. His research is in the area of software architectures and analysis.

Litigation Senior Testifying Expert
Shahzad Ahmad

Shahzad Ahmad

Senior Biomedical and Health IT Consultant Nashville

Shahzad Ahmad has a deep background in healthcare IT as a technical project manager and product owner. His 8+ years of experience includes implementation of EHR systems across the nations top healthcare institutions, owning the SDLC of medical devices, as well as bioengineering research of early detection technologies for debilitating diseases.

Focus Area EHR & Biomedical Product Design
Sam Malek - Software Expert Witness

Sam Malek, PhD

Senior Computer Scientist Los Angeles

Sam Malek is a Professor in the School of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of California at Irvine. Dr. Malek has testified as an expert witness in a variety of software-related legal matters, including patent cases, IPRs (Inter Partes Review), contractual disputes, and other types of litigation.

Litigation Senior Testifying Expert