Source Code Discovery In Patent Litigation

Law360 (April 30, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Patent litigation involving computer devices and computer software tends to be very expensive. Both plaintiffs and defendants can spend millions of dollars in legal fees litigating such cases.

Unfortunately, reducing the cost of software-related patent litigation is not a simple task. At a minimum, it requires careful preparation well before the litigation commences, and well-managed and efficient work by the litigation team during discovery.

This article provides insights into how source code discovery can be effectively managed in patent litigation.

One reason for the high cost of source code discovery in software-related patent cases is that computer software is rarely represented...

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