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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 years of information technology experience to the investigation, analysis and reporting of findings and opinions in disputes and investigations 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 in deposition and at trial.

DisputeSoft provides a broad range of services to its clients, including source code review, project document review, functional validation testing, schedule delay analysis, percent completion analysis, source code comparison, abstraction-filtration-comparison testing of source code, substantial similarity analysis, claim charting, prior art research, trademark infringement analysis, online piracy investigations, pre-litigation assessments, data recovery, and forensic computer investigations.

DisputeSoft's experts have opined and testified in federal and state courts on matters concerning issues such as software development and engineering, software license agreements, professional service agreements, managed services and outsourcing agreements, project management, system failure, system architecture, systems integration, relational databases, operating systems, computer networks, programming languages, compliance with industry standards, literal and non-literal copyright infringement, substantial similarity of source code, trade secret misappropriation, cybercrime, patent validity, and patent infringement. DisputeSoft has worked with software genres including enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), point of sale (POS), financial and accounting systems (FAS), claims administration and adjudication systems (CAS), and retail and merchandise planning systems, to name a few. DisputeSoft's practice is national in scope and has assisted major clients in the financial, manufacturing, telecommunications, healthcare, energy, government, e-commerce, education, public safety, environmental, and insurance industries, among many others, as well as smaller clients with probate and divorce cases.

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

Please visit www.disputesoft.com/cases to view summaries of cases representative of 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)

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.A., Wesleyan University; B.A., Oberlin College; B.A., Carleton College; B.A., North Carolina State University; B.S., University of Maryland, Baltimore County; B.S., East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania

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

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