Software copyright protects all copyright-able expressions constructed via the source or object code of original, proprietary software.  Elements that are protected include created features such as a user interface and screen display.

Barr Group’s team of expert witnesses are industry-recognized experts in computer science and software engineering.  With over 20 years of experience in software development and analyzing code for legal disputes, our software experts have analyzed source code for litigation within the United States, as well cases involving foreign entities.

Our software copyright and trade secret theft experts offer clients expertise in the following areas:

  • Software architecture, data structure, control structure, data structure, and information architecture
  • Abstraction-filtration-comparison (AFC) testing
  • Identifying and classifying protected and non-protected elements of software source and object code
  • Fair use of reverse engineering

Barr Group’s software copyright and trade secret expert witness teams are staffed depending on the needs of the case. Teams are created and scaled to ensure that the client receives the most accurate software assessment that is both efficient and cost-effective.

Sample Product Liability Case Portfolio

Telecommunications Equipment

Product: Cellular Base Station
Case Type:  International Trade Secret Theft

Gaming

Product:  Video Game Software
Case Type:  Software copyright infringement, trade secret theft

Consumer Electronics

Product:  Printer Software
Case Type:  Software copyright infringement