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Intellectual Property Computer Software

Expert Witness Profile

DisputeSoft specializes in litigation consulting and expert testimony services in information technology-related disputes involving software project failure, copyright infringement, trade secret misappropriation, and patent infringement. E-discovery and computer forensics are core disciplines used to support these substantive practice areas. We apply our 250+ years of combined IT experience to the investigation, analysis, and reporting of findings and opinions in disputes involving computers, data, or software to help our clients address the complex technical issues needed to cost-effectively resolve such disputes. Our work product frequently includes an expert report, which we are prepared to defend at deposition and at trial.

DisputeSoft provides a broad range of services to its clients, including:
• Analyzing schedule delay, percent complete, defects, and technical debt
• Conducting literal and non-literal infringement analysis through source code comparison and the abstraction-filtration-comparison (AFC) test
• Reviewing project documents and conducting witness interviews
• Assessing adherence to applicable industry standard best practices and software development lifecycle (SDLC) methodologies
• Developing patent claim charts, researching prior art, and opining on infringement and validity
• Examining source code for license violations, security gaps, reliability and maintainability
• Performing unit, functional validation, and performance testing, Investigating computer systems, networks, servers, databases, and metadata
• Evaluating system vulnerabilities and adherence to applicable data privacy and data security regulations, policies, and procedures

DisputeSoft's experts have opined and testified in federal and state courts on matters concerning issues such as project management, software license and professional service agreements, and system failure, architecture, and integration. DisputeSoft has worked with software genres including: enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), point of sale (POS), and electronic medical record (EMR). Our experts have experience with programming languages including: C#, C, C++, Java, JavaScript, Python, PHP, SQL, HTML/CSS, Ruby, Bash, and Prolog, among others. DisputeSoft's practice is international in scope and has assisted major clients in the financial, manufacturing, healthcare, government, and insurance industries, among many others.

Attorneys requiring expert assistance in these areas are invited to contact DisputeSoft for a private consultation.

Please visit www.disputesoft.com for more information about our practice.

Education & Licenses

DisputeSoft staff certifications include: Project Management Professional (PMP); Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM); Professional Software Engineering Master (PSEM); Certified Software Development Professional (CSDP); Certified Forensics Examiner (EnCE); Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist; Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA); Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE); ISTQB Certified Software Tester; GIAC Computer Forensics Examiner (GCFE); Certified Enterprise Architect (CEA), Enterprise Architecture Center of Excellence; Technical Services Certified (TSC), American Staffing Association (ASA); Oracle Database SQL Certified Associate; Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA): Database Fundamentals

DisputeSoft staff have obtained the following undergraduate and graduate degrees in computer science and engineering: M.S., Howard University; M.S., University of Maryland, Baltimore County; B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; B.S., University of Maryland, Baltimore County; B.S., East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania; B.S., University of Maryland, College Park; B.A., Wesleyan University; B.A., Oberlin College; B.A., Carleton College; B.A., North Carolina State University

DisputeSoft staff have obtained J.D. or LL.M. degrees from the following institutions: George Washington University, University of Virginia, Wake Forest University, McGill University, American University, State University of New York at Buffalo, New York Law School, University of Dayton, San Fernando Valley College of Law, Northwestern California University, Golden Gate University

DisputeSoft staff have been admitted to the following state bars: Virginia, Maryland, Washington, D.C., Ohio, New York, California (inactive)