Based on an analysis of over 200 cases spanning the last decade, this article provides instances when their claim charts actually do more harm than good in forming, advocating and ultimately proving the patent infringement position in the case
The most important asset most tech companies possess and hold dear to their heart is their source code.
Whether its artificial intelligence, automated cars, Internet of Things or enterprise security, our business and personal lives are driven by software. Thus naturally when a company acquires another, the source code behind the acquired products represents a major contributor to the value of that acquisition.
The way source code is conceptualized, structured, written and managed in companies has dramatically changed in the last 15 years. Until the late 1990s when open source and cloud computing concepts were not as prevalent, most source code was developed in silos where a...