Software Disputes & Licensing

We have been retained as an expert witness in several matters related to software development, licensing, configuration, testing, support, and other issues. Our work has included software provisioned on premises and SaaS.

We draw on our expertise, particularly our extensive, on-the-ground experience in the software industry, including SaaS and e-commerce, along with independent, third-party sources and reliable and replicable methodologies in this work. This includes the Project Management Body of Knowledge and the IEEE Software Engineering Body of Knowledge; academic publications; practitioner publications; and other reliable and respected sources.  Our work often includes analysis of source code, applications, and development artifacts. 

Representative Engagements

  • We were retained by counsel for the plaintiff, a publicly-traded company, in a dispute regarding the suitability and implementation of a software application used in the financial services industry.
  • We were retained by counsel for the respondent in a dispute related to Bitcoin, technologies used in the cryptocurrency market, and general business practices in the cryptocurrency market.
  • We were retained by counsel for the defendant, one of the world’s largest telecommunications equipment companies, in a dispute related to the updating of firmware on mobile devices. Our analysis considered licensing and processes for global firmware updates, including the use of content delivery networks.
  • We were retained by a large hospital chain located in the Mountain States to assist in the evaluation of a software license agreement and the related implementation services agreement.
  • We were retained by counsel for the respondent in a dispute related to the development and implementation of a software application used in the real estate industry.
  • We were retained by counsel for the plaintiff in a dispute related to the development and implementation of software used in medical practices.
  • We were retained by counsel for the defendant in a dispute related to the development and testing of an e-commerce site for a large internet retailer.
  • We were retained by counsel for the respondent in a dispute before the International Court of Arbitration regarding the development and testing of a mobile device application.