BASICS OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY PROTECTION FOR SOFTWARE UNDER
By Marc S. Friedman, Esq. and Lindsey H. Taylor, Esq.
The United States is probably the worlds largest market for software.
Software developers should know the intellectual property protections
given to software, so they can take steps to ensure that others
do not take advantage of their work, while, at the same time,
avoiding conflicts with other developers selling similar software.
Technical Experts in Computer-Related Performance Litigation
by Marc S. Friedman, Esq. and Stanley H. Kremen, CDP
A company purchases a new computer system. Some time afterward,
litigation results from the sale. From the companys point of
view, the system either was not fully delivered or it does not
work. From the vendors point of view, the system is fully functional
and the customer is being unreasonable. Both sides hire technical
experts. They become the key elements of the case. All other fact
testimony is presented to support the experts conclusions. The
trial becomes a battle of the experts. This article discusses
the elements of the forensic investigation and how the evidence
should be gathered and presented.