In a world where emerging technologies test the bounds of legal systems, Computer Scientist Stu Soffer helps organizations bridge technology, law and public policy. His company, IPriori, conducts investigations of Intellectual Property issues regarding software and testifies as a technical Expert Witness on his findings. More uniquely, before problems arise – he guides organizations in avoidance and prevention of IP issues. Venture investors look to Stu Soffer to conduct technical due diligence as a prelude to funding.
He is the co-author The Thesaurus of Patent Claim Construction from Oxford University Press and Lexis/Nexis, a guide for attorneys and courts in interpreting and assessing the meaning of patent claim terminology. For six years he was a Non-Resident Fellow at the Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society.