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What is Source Code Review?

Source Code Review helps identify crucial evidence of infringement from within the defendant's source code before and during fact discovery. Source code evidence can arguably be the most powerful weapon in a litigator's toolkit, requiring not only specialized tools but also unique expertise.

Source Code Review for Patent Infringement

Hosting and conducting a source code review can be expensive in terms of time, cost and security. Attorneys necessarily have to manage a balancing act to ensure not only that the producing party's source code remains secure but also that the code inspection is done diligently and efficiently. 

Copperpod's experts navigate through the source code quickly to identify:

  • Implementation of the patented technology with detailed excerpts

  • Missing source code

  • Missing documentation referenced in the code

  • Most appropriate witnesses for testifying

  • Relevant development and release dates

  • Code from third parties

  • Code governed by open-source licenses


We use highly specialized tools and software that make the review process as efficient as possible - while ensuring that no relevant evidence is overlooked.


Building upon the source code evidence, our consulting experts work closely with expert witnesses and litigators to supplement patent infringement contentions, prepare exhibits for expert reports and refine technical arguments for depositions and trial.

Lines Of Code

We have leveraged our source code review capabilities to help clients achieve success in several high-tech cases covering:

  • Enterprise Software

  • IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ad WLAN and IEEE 802.15 Bluetooth

  • 2G/3G/4G Telecommunications

  • Android/iOS/Symbian Mobile Operating Systems

  • UNIX/Linux/Windows/MacOS Operating Systems

  • Embedded Systems

  • Web Browsers and Applications

  • Cryptography

  • Data Compression

  • Content Management Systems

  • Video Surveillance Systems

  • Image Processing

  • Semiconductor Memory Management

Our code reviewers are proficient in all modern programming languages and platforms - and continuously update their skills as technology and methodologies continue to evolve.

Coding Station
  • Java

  • C/C++

  • Objective C


  • Swift

  • PHP

  • Javascript

  • Assembly

  • SQL

  • Matlab

  • VHDL

  • Verilog

  • Python

  • Ruby on Rails

  • Typescript

  • R

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Best Practices for a Successful Source Code Review

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