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    DisputeSoft has consulted on disputes involving trade secret misappropriation and copyright infringement in the new media industry.

    New media technologies such as websites and blogs, social media, online advertising, and virtual reality (VR) allow businesses to enter into new markets and expand their service offerings. Companies leverage technologies such as Social Media Management Software, Data Management Platforms (DMPs), Public Relations (PR) Management Software, Digital Asset Management Software (DAM), and Data Analytics Software to stay relevant in an increasingly competitive digital landscape. Development or implementation of new media technologies may give rise to disputes over patent and copyright infringement, trade secret misappropriation, and software project failure.

    DisputeSoft experts have extensive experience with new media technologies. In a trade secret misappropriation and copyright infringement case involving two disputed social media networking websites, DisputeSoft compared source code of the two websites using the abstraction filtration comparison (AFC) test, evaluated prior art, and reached determinations regarding substantially similar code and expression of ideas. In another dispute involving claims of trade secret misappropriation and copyright infringement with regard to online lead generation software for a health marketing company, DisputeSoft experts compared source code from both parties and found that the defendant’s product was neither copied nor derived from the copyrighted software.

    Representative New Media Industry Cases

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    DisputeSoft was engaged by HTC Corporation in this software project failure dispute involving web design and development services.
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    DisputeSoft was engaged by MediZine in this copyright infringement dispute involving software designed to generate online sales leads.
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    DisputeSoft was engaged by ConnectU in this trade secret misappropriation dispute involving allegations that Mark Zuckerberg used the plaintiff’s source code and trade secrets to create Facebook.

    Need an expert with new media industry experience?

    DisputeSoft provides expert consulting and testifying services to law firms engaged in complex software disputes within the new media industry.