Articles about Code Review

Technical Analysis Contributes to Unexpected Verdict in FilmOn Case

Video streaming company FilmOn won a surprising victory in federal District Court this month in a case in which Dr. Sigurd Meldal, a computer scientist at Quandary Peak Research, provided expert witness testimony related to FilmOn’s video streaming servers. Other Quandary Peak consultants were also retained through FilmOn’s counsel, Baker Marquart LLP,…

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Measuring Software Maintainability

Software maintenance costs result from modifying your application to either support new use cases or update existing ones, along with the continual bug fixing after deployment. As much as 70-80% of the Total Ownership Cost (TCO) of the software can be attributed to maintenance costs alone! Software maintenance activities can be classified…

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

Dr. George Edwards, Quandary Peak’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…

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Protective Orders for Computer Source Code

Proprietary software source code produced as evidence during discovery is typically afforded stronger protection than other types of evidence. The restrictions on how the source code may be stored, transmitted, and viewed are specified by a protective order (PO). Perhaps in an effort to control costs, many attorneys wait until after the…

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Code Review of Android and Windows Devices Completed

Software consultants at Quandary Peak 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…

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Edwards Provides Deposition Testimony in Internet Patent Case

George Edwards, one of Quandary Peak’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…

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Quandary Peak 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…

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