Articles about Software Expert Witness

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 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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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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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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Expert Opinion on Cost and Risk of Enterprise Architectures

Brad Ulrich, a computer scientist at Quandary Peak Research, was recently engaged to provided expert software analysis and opinions for the County of Montgomery County in the matter of Yasmin Reyazuddin v. Montgomery County, Maryland. The case involves enterprise software used at the County’s 311 Call Center and its accessibility under Section…

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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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Quandary Peak to Provide Expert Opinion in Software Lawsuit

Quandary Peak Research has been retained to provide an expert opinion in a lawsuit alleging breach of contract by a software development organization. The complaint, filed in US District Court, alleges the defendants billed unreasonable amounts for programming services and failed to provide working software within the agreed time period. Expert consultants…

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