Software is the heartbeat of almost every industry, and disputes and licensing related to software and source code present distinct challenges. At Robins Kaplan LLP, our software attorneys have the litigation experience and technical expertise our clients need. Our attorneys—some of whom are former software engineers—understand the balance of achieving litigation goals for our clients while at the same time protecting their trade secrets. Our in-house team includes Ph.D. science advisors in computer science and engineering, as well as finance and economic consultants who understand the intricacies of the software industry. Together, we analyze the relevant technologies and the unique market and valuation concerns related specifically to software. This information limits the need for costly external damages experts and offers our clients clarity in decisions related to the value of their intellectual property assets.
We’re not just a law firm that understands software; we are a law firm that writes software. Our in-house software development team has created a number of tools designed to revolutionize case management. Our custom-built suite of legal project management software—including our proprietary OneBudget® software tool—tracks, manages, and reports individual case budgets providing complete transparency into budget information for in-house counsel. These tools help us add cost-saving efficiency and increase predictability for corporate counsel concerned with keeping their department on budget and accessing more reliable information for their business decisions.