Computer Sciences Experts Opine on Database Software Licensing Dispute

Joseph O'Neill

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— Updated on April 11, 2018

This case involves a dispute over licensed technology. The company in question developed a software to manage databases for a medium sized contract manufacturer. In the licensing agreement, the parties agreed that the software developer would retain ownership of the system, all additions, and modifications and would license its use to the association. Years later, the manufacturer developed a new registry software. However, the software company claimed ownership of the new software under the original licensing agreement.

Question(s) For Expert Witness

  • 1. Please describe your experience in software development as it pertains to licensed technology agreements.
  • 2. Are you capable of determining the owner of the software based on the agreement and derivation from the original software?

Expert Witness Response E-182556

I have negotiated and performed hundreds of real-world software and technology contracts and statements of work involving complex software project and licensing terms and conditions including material intellectual property aspects. I am also actively engaged in handling and protecting the confidential, proprietary, and trade secret information and technology of my company and our clients. For the last 10+ years, I have served as an expert witness for a balanced mix of plaintiffs and defendants in over 80 litigation matters ranging from billion-dollar, landscape-changing lawsuits between worldwide industry leaders to smaller-scale litigation between individuals or local businesses.

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