The Software IP Detective's Handbook: Measurement, Comparison, and Infringement Detection

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“Intellectual property, software plagiarism, patents, and copyrights are complicated subjects. This book explains the key elements better than anything else I have seen. I highly recommend it to anyone who develops software or needs to protect proprietary software algorithms, and to all attorneys involved with IP litigation.”

–Capers Jones, President, Capers Jones & Associates LLC

“Intellectual property is an engine of growth for our high tech world and a valuable commodity traded in its own right. Bob Zeidman is a leading authority on software intellectual property, and in this book he shares his expertise with us. The book is comprehensive. It contains clear explanations of many difficult subjects. Business people who study it will learn how to protect their IP. Lawyers will use it to understand the specifics of how software embodies IP. Judges will cite it in their decisions on IP litigation.”

–Abraham Sofaer, George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy and National Security Affairs, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

The Definitive Software IP Guide for Developers, Managers, Entrepreneurs, Attorneys, and Consultants

In The Software IP Detective’s Handbook, pioneering expert Bob Zeidman–creator of CodeSuite®, the world’s #1 software IP analysis tool–thoroughly covers all technical and legal aspects of IP theft detection. Using his rigorous framework and practical examples, you can accurately determine whether software copying, theft, or infringement has occurred, and fully support your findings in any venue. This book will help you

  • Understand the key concepts that underlie software IP analysis
  • Compare and correlate source code for signs of theft or infringement
  • Uncover signs of copying in object code when source code is inaccessible
  • Track malware and third-party code in applications
  • Use software clean rooms to avoid IP infringement
  • Understand IP issues associated with open source and DMCA

Visit to download a free trial version of CodeSuite®, the #1 tool for detecting software copying.

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About the author

Bob Zeidman is president and founder of Zeidman Consulting (, a leading Silicon Valley contract R&D firm specializing in engineering consulting on IP disputes. Since 1983, he has designed chips and boards for RISC-based systems, network equipment, and other complex systems. His clients have included Apple, Cisco, Cadence, Facebook, Symantec, Texas Instruments, and Zynga. Zeidman has worked on and testified in cases involving billions of dollars in disputed IP. He is also president and founder of Software Analysis and Forensic Engineering Corporation ( A prolific writer and instructor, he holds multiple patents, an M.S.E.E. from Stanford, and a B.A. in physics and a B.S. in electrical engineering from Cornell.

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Prentice Hall Professional
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Apr 28, 2011
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Business & Economics / Business Law
Computers / Software Development & Engineering / General
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