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    DisputeSoft was engaged as a consulting and testifying expert by a well-known culinary chef in a licensing dispute with a large wholesale retailer.

    The culinary chef sought to recover damages for unbilled uses of her recipes on the wholesaler’s website. She alleged that the wholesaler had used her recipes and images thousands of times without payment to her.

    Our Services

    As a technical consulting expert, DisputeSoft conducted the following analyses:

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    Quantified the number of unique unbilled uses of the author’s intellectual property – her recipes and images – over a period of years.
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    Analyzed the wholesaler’s website and mobile platforms (such as smartphones, iPad, and Android) for unique uses of the chef’s content.
    3
    Determined the unique uses of this content pursuant to the license agreement between the parties.

    DisputeSoft’s analyses were used by a damages expert to calculate damages owed to the chef. DisputeSoft Managing Partner Jeff Parmet proffered an expert report and gave deposition testimony on behalf of the culinary chef. The case settled in May 2015, just prior to trial.

    Jeff Parmet

    Founder and Managing Partner

    Jeff Parmet is a widely respected IT dispute resolution specialist who has served as a consulting or testifying expert on more than 200 software-related disputes. Jeff serves 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 is independent and objective technical consulting services leading to advice and/or expert witness testimony involving information technology.

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    DisputeSoft provides damages services to law firms engaged in complex software disputes.