DisputeSoft was engaged as a testifying expert in July 2007 by Key Power International in the matter of Archonix Services, LLC v. Key Power International, Inc. et al. in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Burlington County.

    Archonix Services alleged that one of its former employees, now a company executive at Key Power, had helped his new company to misappropriate the intellectual property for a computer-aided dispatch system. DisputeSoft used the abstraction-filtration-comparison (AFC) method to compare the system designed by Archonix to the system designed by Key Power.

    The AFC test conducted by DisputeSoft supported the opinion that the only similarities between the two systems consisted of non-copyrightable material.

    With the goal of analyzing whether this intellectual property had been misappropriated, DisputeSoft compared the source code and system architecture designed by Archonix with that designed by Key Power. DisputeSoft’s experts also developed SQL and C# scripts to infer database structures that were not readily available, which helped to support the opinion that the two systems were not substantially similar.

    Jeff Parmet

    Jeff Parmet (1946 – 2023)

    Founder & Chief Advisor (2003 - 2023)

    Jeff Parmet was a widely respected IT dispute resolution specialist who served as a consulting or testifying expert on more than 200 software-related disputes. Jeff served DisputeSoft clients in the capacity of software failure expert, software intellectual property expert, Internet/E-commerce expert, or computer forensic and electronic discovery expert, depending on the requirements of the particular matter. The hallmark of Jeff’s practice was independent and objective technical consulting services leading to advice and/or expert witness testimony involving information technology.

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