Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Expertise for Intellectual Property

Worker evaluating a computer chip. Exponent provides technical support for copyright, infringement, and intellectual property.

Leverage best-in-class electrical engineering and computer science consulting for IP challenges

When it comes to trade-secret, patent, and copyright law challenges in complex electrical device or software cases, business owners, attorneys, and inventors benefit from high-quality technical opinions. Exponent's electrical engineering and computer science experts have been admitted to testify on a range of intellectual property topics.

How can you protect your highly technical products from intellectual property infringement?

For decades, Exponent has led the way in engineering and scientific intellectual property consulting, presenting findings via documented reports and oral testimony as expert witnesses. Our worldwide, multidisciplinary team provides unparalleled engineering and scientific insights for a range of complex cases. Through thorough examinations, we deliver rigorous analyses for ITC section 337 investigations and district and state court IP cases involving electrical engineering and computer science inventions. Our examinations include tear downs or reverse engineering of products and review of prior art from the perspective of persons of ordinary skill in the art.

Exponent's electrical engineering and computer science consultants can assist in source code and object code evaluation to form opinions on software copyright and patent infringement. We have experience applying abstraction-filtration-comparison tests and evaluating whether merger and scènes à faire doctrines are applicable, and we have wide-ranging expertise in technologies enabling digital rights management and technical aspects of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.


When you need to protect and enforce your intellectual property rights, Exponent can be your trusted electrical engineering and computer science experts for the toughest IP challenges.

Our Capabilities Are Unparalleled

With expertise in over 90 disciplines and hundreds of capabilities, tools, and methodologies — we get to the root of even the most complex challenges and give you the objective answers you need.


Our global and comprehensive expertise across industries gives us a deep understanding of current challenges, best industry practices, and the implications of emerging technologies.