We specialize in liability issues arising in computer software cases
DisputeSoft’s 20+ experts deliver wide-ranging technical consulting services required by counsel to cost-effectively resolve disputes.
DisputeSoft’s clients include Big Law firms, boutique practices, and sole practitioners who represent Fortune 100 companies, government clients, and corporate and individual clients across all industries in disputes involving software failure, intellectual property, and computer forensics.
Our experts apply decades of real-world software development and implementation experience to investigate produced systems and documents, reach findings and opinions, prepare expert reports, and defend opinions at deposition and trial.
Based in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, with an office in New York City, our practice is international in scope, with clients located in Europe, Asia, Canada, and major U.S. cities such as New York, Boston, Chicago, Miami, Dallas, and San Francisco. DisputeSoft has served as a technical expert on disputes before state and federal courts, including the U.S. Court of Federal Claims (CFC), U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), and U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), and before domestic and international arbitration panels.
The Ethics of Serving as an Expert Witness
In disputes involving complex technical issues, the opinion of an expert witness can be critical for assisting the trier of fact in understanding the evidence and ascertaining the truth. This imposes an obligation of intellectual honesty upon the expert, whose testimony can affect the outcome of a trial.
Thanks to our devotion to our core values of Independence, Objectivity, and Intellectual Honesty, DisputeSoft has never been successfully Daubert challenged in more than 18 years and over 400 engagements.
Whether a dispute requires software failure expertise or a software intellectual property expert, experienced DisputeSoft professionals can assist both in uncovering, preserving and acquiring relevant data and software, and in the analysis needed to resolve the underlying dispute in a cost-effective and expeditious manner.
Our analysis usually leads to expert opinions and an expert report, which we are prepared to defend in deposition or at trial with effective and persuasive expert testimony. Our professionals also have experience with preparing affidavits and declarations to support motions, as well as assisting with discovery, including drafting document production requests.
Irrespective of the type of software dispute you may have, we have developed a strong sub-specialty in uncovering facts that support or refute underlying technical issues. To achieve this result, we have developed a core discipline in computer forensics and electronic discovery. Expertise in these areas is imperative for effectively locating and recovering relevant electronically stored information (ESI), given that today virtually all business records are stored electronically.