Open Source Licensing

Software Expert Witness and Litigation Support Services

Open source licensing and code cases involve highly material and highly valuable ownership or right to use issues that are extremely difficult and complex to sort through. They involve in depth understanding and analysis of the underling source code. Additionally, in certain instances, open source can come into play in software litigation as a defense against claims of patent infringement (as prior art) or misappropriation or theft when the portions of the code in question are present in the massive open source libraries and repositories. Eureka has handled these types of situations as a source code expert witness and is well positioned to offer similar services to those who are experiencing open source related issues.

Select Open Source Licensing Cases

  • We analyze extremely difficult and complex licenses that involve in-depth understanding of the underlying source code.
  • We have served as a source code expert witness as a defense against claims of patent infringement (as prior art) or misappropriation or theft (when the portions of the code in question are present in the massive open source libraries and repositories.
  • We are well positioned to offer similar services to those who are experiencing open source related issues.

DDB Technologies LLC v. Yahoo! Inc.

Cause No.: 1:10-cv-00273-JRN

Jurisdiction: US District Court for the Western District of Texas, Austin Division

Description: Consulting and testifying expert for Defendants in Federal Court case involving alleged infringement of involving live sporting event broadcasting technology. (2011)

International Business Machines Corporation v. BGC partners, Inc.

Cause No.: 1:10-cv-00128

Jurisdiction: US District Court for the Southern District of New York et al.

Description: Consulting and testifying expert for defendants in software licensing case in Federal District Court in New York. (2010-2011)

2-Wire, Inc.

Description: Consulting expert related to review and analysis of product economic life for large telecommunications equipment manufacture for use in creating revenue recognition model complying with generally accepted accounting principles. (2008)

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