About Us

Software Analysis Group provides litigation support and management consulting services. We have a proven record of success communicating with clarity complex technical and business issues when testifying in Court and in presentations to corporate and non-technical audiences.

We have worked with legal counsel representing software companies, government agencies, corporations, and e-commerce companies in a wide range of contract disputes and IP cases. Our experience includes trade secrets, trademarks, patents, licensing, contract disputes and management-related issues in the software industry and e-commerce.

Clients and counsel have retained us in several high-stakes litigation matters and numerous consulting engagements over the past fifteen years. Drawing on our deep technical expertise and management experience, we’ve worked on software and e-commerce matters in many industries including financial services; fintech; insurance; health care; government; distribution; retail; telecommunications, including mobile; real estate; and general management issues.

Counsel and clients often look to us to provide guidance and opinions regarding “customs and practices,” “standard of care,” and “commercial reasonableness” in e-commerce, software, and technology businesses including, but not limited to, software development, licensing, partnerships, marketing, management, distribution, financing, valuation, and contract disputes. When doing this work, we draw from a proven set of tools and independent third-party resources to set context and perspective.

Our clients include global, national, and regional law firms as well as Fortune 500/Global 2000 corporations, government agencies, private equity firms, and small to mid-sized companies.

We are known for being flexible, responsive, attentive to detail, and efficient in meeting client needs. Clients know us for our thoughtful, honest, and rigorous work consistent with proven methodologies and approaches.

Steven R. Kursh, Founder

Steven R. Kursh, Ph.D., CSDP, CLP is a seasoned management consultant and expert witness. He has extensive technical and management experience in the computer software industry and e-commerce. His domain experience includes finance, health care, distribution, telecommunications, housing and real estate, and retail.

He is an Adjunct faculty member at Vanderbilt University in the School of Engineering. Previously he was an Executive Professor at Northeastern University for over twenty years. While at Northeastern he conducted research, served in senior-level administration, and developed and taught graduate-level courses in the D’Amore-McKim School of Business (DMSB) and in the College of Engineering.

He has also developed and taught courses at the University of Pennsylvania, the MIT Enterprise Forum, and Harvard University. Dr. Kursh has been honored with multiple teaching awards and consistently high teaching evaluations.

Dr. Kursh is a former Fulbright Scholar and the author of numerous articles, cases used in education, and a book published by Financial Times Prentice-Hall. He serves as a reviewer for AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science), IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) and numerous academic and practitioner publications in business, technology, and finance. He is also an inventor and owner of a patent.

He has obtained grants from federal agencies and private organizations to support his research and has recently had articles published on Blockchain and Testing of Cloud Applications. Dr. Kursh is presently engaged in research related to artificial intelligence (AI) and trade secrets.

A successful entrepreneur, his experience includes founding, funding, and exiting technology companies, including one that was purchased by a division of McGraw-Hill. He has served as a management consultant to companies, private equity firms, and government agencies.

He earned his A.B. at Boston College (Magna Cum Laude, Scholar of the College) and his Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania. Steve has earned the IEEE Computer Society Software Development Professional certification (CSDP) and the CLP designation (Certified Licensing Professional) from the Licensing Executives Society (LES). He serves as Chair of the Appeals, Ethics, and Discipline Committee for the CLP. He previously served on a sub-committee of the High Tech Sector in the Licensing Executives Society.

Dr. Kursh often works at the request of clients with other experienced scientists and consultants to save costs and time.

He has been deposed in numerous matters and has testified in the Federal Courts, State Courts, government hearings, and before arbitration panels. He has worked for Adobe, Allscripts, Bank of America, Barnes & Noble, Boston Scientific, Citigroup, Common Application, EMC, Federal Insurance (Chubb), HP, Honeywell, HSBC, IBM, Invesco, Marriott, MSCI, Regents of the University of California, SAIC, Samsung, Verizon, Yardi, government agencies, private equity firms, and many other organizations.