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Software Project Failure and Intellectual Property Expert Witness
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Dr. Kappelman is dedicated to helping his corporate and government clients better manage their technology, human, and other resources. His management consulting activities include software design and development, software project management, Information Systems (IS) assessment and performance measurement, IS strategic planning, IS governance, technical and enterprise architecture, disaster recovery and continuity of operations, and Information Technology workforce management.
Litigation Support Services
Some of the litigation-related services he provides include:
•Consulting and Case Review
•Discovery Preparation and Planning
•Electronic Discovery (eDiscovery) Assistance
•Software Code Analysis and Testing
•Markman Hearing Preparation and Planning
•Research and Analysis to determine the root causes of technical, managerial, and/or organizational problems
•Expert Opinion and Rebuttal Reports
•Validity and Infringement Reports
•Depositions and Expert Witness Testimony
Areas of Expertise
Software Product Liability; Software-related Intellectual Property; Software Project Management; Performance Measurement; Markman Hearings; Codes of Ethics for Software and Systems Professionals; Data Migration; Digital Data Transfer; Embedded Software Systems.
Leon Kappelman, Ph.D. is a research scientist, teacher, author, speaker, expert witness, and advisor dedicated to helping organizations better manage their information, human, and technology assets.
Professor Kappelman has assisted many public and private organizations with their technology management activities including IT assessment and performance measurement, strategic planning, IT governance, software development, software project management, enterprise architecture, continuity of operations, and IT workforce management.
He has given presentations and written articles on these and other IT management topics, and testified before the U.S. Congress on technology legislation and IT management practices.
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Dr. Kappelman’s professional expertise centers on the management of information and technology and includes software project management, software development and maintenance, continuity of operations, organizational change management, performance measurement including metrics development, enterprise architecture, IT-related legal and ethical issues including intellectual property matters, and high-tech and public policy concerns such as privacy, security, and software quality. He has worked with organizations involved in banking, insurance, aerospace, energy, defense, health care, education, telecommunications, retail, all levels of government, not-for-profits, sales, marketing, distribution, electric utilities, and petrochemicals, as well as other economic sectors.
Legal Experience & Services
Dr. Kappelman’s litigation work centers on software project failures, intellectual property disputes, and information systems planning and management.
Software Project Problems and Failure
Intellectual Property Matters Regarding Software and Information Systems
Information Systems Planning and Management
Seminars & Training
Leon Kappelman, Ph.D. has lectured and conducted seminars and workshops on many management, business, and technology topics in North America, Europe, and Asia. His work has been reported in Forbes, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Business Week, Newsweek, Dallas Morning News, Washington Post, L.A. Times, and scores of other newspapers and magazines. He has appeared nationwide on CNN, CNBC, PBS, and ABC, as well as many other television and radio stations. He has brought approximately $2.6 million in research funding to UNT.
Professor Kappelman has published several books and over 100 articles. His works have appeared in the Communications of the ACM, MIS Quarterly, MIS Quarterly Executive, Journal of Management Information Systems, Decision Sciences, IEEE Software, Project Management Journal, InformationWeek, Computerworld, and other venues. He authored Information Systems for Managers (McGraw-Hill, 1993); contributed to and edited the SIM Guide to Enterprise Architecture (CRC Press, 2010) and Year 2000 Problem: Strategies and Solutions from the Fortune 100 (International Thomson Press, 1997); and contributed to and co-edited Y2K Endgame Strategies (SIM International, 1999), Year 2000 Update (SIM International, 1998), and Solving the Year 2000 Computer Date Problem (SIM International, 1996).
Leon Kappelman, Ph.D. is Director Emeritus of the Information Systems Research Center and Professor of Information Systems in the Information Technology & Decision Sciences Department of the College of Business at the University of North Texas (UNT), where he is also a Fellow of the Texas Center for Digital Knowledge and a faculty member of the Interdisciplinary Information Science Ph.D. Program. He is also primary investigator of the Society for Information Management’s (SIM) annual IT Trends Study and founding chair of SIM’s Enterprise Architecture Working Group.