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Source code expert witness candidates typically have years of experience in computer science, software engineering, computer forensics, and/or computer engineering. The chosen expert could be a member of a technical industry organization such as The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), The Software Alliance, or the IEEE. A source code expert witness needs to not only have software expertise, but must also possess the ability to explain technology to lay people. 

Often, matters requiring source code expert witness services involve intellectual property, such as patent infringement litigation, copyright infringement, or trade secret misappropriation. A software forensic expert has experience reverse engineering software source code to determine if there is evidence to reveal intellectual property infringement or theft.

Litigation support by a source code expert witness could include source code review, software analysis, prior art search, an expert report, expert opinion, and expert testimony at a trial. In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, a law firm may request a testifying expert with prior expert witness experience. In addition, clients may seek a consulting expert for pre-litigation work. Example projects that Cahn Litigation Services has placed source code experts for include:

Cahn Litigation Services has a vast network of professionals with expertise in many operating systems and programming languages (e.g, Python, Linux, Javascript), and often receives requests from law firms to help locate a software expert that can provide source code analysis. At Cahn Litigation Services, placing software expert witnesses for patent litigation is a particular area of expertise.

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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Source Code experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give lawyers a sense of the Source Code landscape.