In addition to our expert witness services regarding large-scale software, systems, and ERP project failures, WSRcg provides expert testimony in high-tech and IT intellectual property (IP) matters: evaluating, analyzing the appropriate documents, testimonies and criteria for determining whether and to what degree a software copyright infringement, trade secret misappropriation, idea theft and/or trademark infringement has taken place. We also apply special tools when needed and provide forensic services (such as code comparisons) through managed sub-contractors.
Because today’s software and hardware development environments are dominated by fourth-generation languages, code-generation tools, CASE tools, open source code, expiring patents, reusable system foundations, objects & components which can be legitimately licensed from providers, and more, this work requires more skill and judgment than ever before.
WSRcg consultants draw on their broad and deep experience, expertise and education in the programming areas, project estimation, software engineering arenas, among others, along with the proper forensic automated tools and a proprietary step-down methodology to flush out critical “similarities” that can uncover and address the tipping points in a case and to determine how, whom, when, what and how much intellectual property may have been misappropriated, infringed, stolen or compromised.
We have been designated and/or testified in several IP misappropriation and infringement disputes. See actual case examples.
To research, analyze and opine on software IP misappropriation litigation matters, we: