Controlling the cost of eDiscovery involving Source Code?
Feb 14, 2011

When it comes to eDiscovery of email and/or documents you have a variety of choices to contain costs, these include:


When your case requires eDiscovery of Source Code, the above options are not practical or feasible as the Intellectual Property or Trade Secrets contained within the source code could be compromised during discovery.

Using technology from Chaperon is another way to contain costs. These include:


These options have not - previously been available in eDiscovery of Source Code.

Learn more about how you can control the cost of eDiscovery by contacting us today at info@chaperon-secure.com



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Introducing Cloud based IP Litigation Discovery
Nov 03, 2010

With the benefits of Cloud Computing, there is a cheaper and better way to handle IP Litigation Discovery.
 
Here’s how it works: A “golden” or master copy of the IP is first placed in a secure IP repository -- making it virtually impossible to copy or pirate. The IP owner is allowed to add and/or update the IP. The Secure Inspecting Stations can then be used by multiple inspecting parties to browse, view, and inspect the contents simultaneously anytime, anywhere – eliminating expensive network connections and the cost of travel. The IP is fully protected during transport and only authorized parties can inspect the IP.

 

What are the advantages?

- Allows the choice of in-office or remote secure inspection of the IP.
- Eliminates need for dedicated, expensive network connections.
- Protects the rights of both the IP owner and inspecting parties.
- Eliminates the risk of shipping IP on systems via couriers.
- Eliminates the risk of losing IP via the “Trusted Exchange” method.
- Eliminates the risk of having the IP on physical systems used by the inspectors.
- IP can be securely hosted by Producing Party or a Trusted Third Party (Escrow Agent).

Learn more about our Cloud based IP Litigaton Discovery solution or contact us today. 



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e-Discovery of Documents/email vs. Source Code
Sep 14, 2010

What is the Difference between e-Discovery of Complex Digital Asset vs. Regular Digital assets (documents and email)?

Short Answer: There is no difference!

But, execution of e‐Discovery of documents & emails is far more difficult and expensive due to:
 - Volume and Complexity of the data
 - Cost of production and inspection

First, what do we mean by “Complex Digital Assets”?
These are digital assets that are multi dimensional, meaning these assets have inherent relationships with other digital assets within the same file or data set.  An example for such asset is a “live” spreadsheet where there could be formulas in specific cells that obtain its value based on a calculation involving multiple cells. Another example are CAD drawings or source code files, both of these have a complex structures that cannot be represented by a static representation by a simply “freezing” and printing the file (or converting the file to a PDF) .

During e-Discovery, the expert may need to interact with the actual digital assets in their native form (e.g: a CAD drawing in a CAD application or Source Code in a fully functional programming environment) so the expert can navigate and follow the components that make up the assets without having to recreate it from scratch. At other times, the expert might need to simulate “what-if” scenarios, which can easily be done within the native environment that generated the complex digital asset.  
Data interaction and “what if” scenarios cannot be accomplished with a “Regular or Static Assets” such as a PDF file.

As the world becomes more “Digital” so does the volume of digital data that goes to make up Intellectual Property. As the complexity of the data increases so does the cost of discovery using traditional methods.

If your case requires e-Discovery of complex digital assets such as source code, engineering drawings, live spreadsheets (with formulas), databases and other proprietary digital assets look to Chaperon for Secure Inspecting Solutions that reduce cost while protecting your IP.

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The next evolution of IP litigation escrow
Nov 30, 2009

During the discovery process, defendants must satisfy the court-prescribed discovery requirements while protecting their valuable IP. Plaintiffs, on the other hand, need easy and reasonable access to that same information in order to prepare their case. To satisfy these requirements in Intellectual Property (IP) litigation cases, parties use an escrow process that has some inherent inconveniences.
 
Currently, an escrow agent acting as a neutral third party provides and manages a secure, locked-down, and controlled physical “clean room” that allows plaintiffs the opportunity to access and examine all pertinent IP. This is normally a secure room in the escrow agent’s office -- or a trusted partner’s office if the escrow agent does not have presence in the city where the discovery is taking place. In that case, the locked-down system containing the IP has to be physically shipped via traditional means. This means:

• The expert witnesses currently have no option to securely inspect the IP from the comfort of their home or office.
• The expert witnesses might have to travel and work during the “office hours” of the host agent, incurring charges for flights, accommodations, local transportation, and meals – not to mention the inconvenience to witnesses.
• There is a risk of losing or damaging the system with the IP being shipped to and from the inspecting location.
• Modifying or adding additional materials for discovery at a later date is costly.
• The IP residing in the physical system used by the inspector could be compromised.
• Inspectors are only allowed access to IP via limited toolsets like basic editors or PDF viewers.

New technology is NOW available from Chaperon LLC that offers a better way to handle IP Litigation escrow -- allowing multiple parties to inspect source code or other IP remotely and simultaneously from multiple geographic locations.
 
Here’s how it works: A “golden” or master copy of the IP is first placed in 
Chaperon Secure™ Active Escrow -- making it virtually impossible to copy or pirate. The IP owner is allowed to add and/or update the source code at any time. Chaperon Secure™ Inspecting Station can then be used by multiple parties to browse, view, and inspect the contents simultaneously anytime, anywhere – eliminating expensive network connections and the cost of travel. Source code is fully protected during transport and only authorized parties can inspect the code.
 
Chaperon technology:

•  Allows the choice of in-office or remote secure inspection of the source code.
•  Eliminates need for dedicated, expensive network connections.
•  Protects the rights of both the IP owner and inspecting parties.
•  Eliminates the risk of shipping IP on systems via couriers.
•  Eliminates the risk of having the IP on physical systems used by the inspectors.
•  Allows expert teams to interact and inspect source code without being able to copy or compromise it.
•   Enables code inspectors to navigate and search the files of the escrowed code using powerful, yet easy to use  Graphical User Interfaces provided by the Chaperon Secure IDE.
•  Protects escrowed code from third-party interaction while being reviewed by code inspectors.

To learn more about how this breakthrough technology can help protect your clients, check out our website [http://www.chaperon-secure.net/] or contact us today [mailto:CSAE-sales@chaperon-secure.com] for a free consultation.



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