From the Computer to the Courtroom: The Evolving Role of Source Code in Complex Trials

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The modern computer is one of the world’s most influential inventions. Today, computer microprocessors invade almost all forms of technology, including personal electronics, automobiles, laboratory equipment, and medical devices. The natural consequence for trial attorneys is that computer software and firmware has also been invading an ever-expanding number of practice areas. While it may come as no surprise that patent infringement and trade secret cases now routinely involve software disputes, we are also seeing software disputes crawl into areas such as products liability, business torts, and even criminal cases.

Reproduced with permission from The United States Law Week, 82 U.S.L.W. 856, 12/10/13. Copyright © 2013 by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (800-372-1033)

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