Reducing Litigation Costs: Software Copyright Infringement Detection Tools

In a previously supported case of alleged software copyright infringement, the plaintiff brought suit against the defendant for allegedly continuing to use the plaintiff’s copyrighted software source code in the defendant’s products after termination of a license agreement between the parties.  Fortunately, automated tools helped experts to quickly and inexpensively detect copying of software source code.

Dead Code, the Law, and Unintended Consequences

Dead code has been frequently encountered when conducting source code reviews for litigation. The presence of dead code can have unintended legal consequences and several scenarios have been observed in which dead code heightened the probability of a loss in court.

Primer: Intellectual Property Protections for Software

There are various intellectual property protections that are available to the creators of software.  This primer will provide software engineers with a brief overview of some of the areas of IP law that are relevant to their work.

Cybersecurity and Embedded Systems

Embedded systems are either fixed or programmable combinations of hardware and software designed to perform a specific, pre-defined task within a larger mechanical or electrical system.

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