CUPERTINO, CA (July 30, 2007) - Zeidman Consulting (www.ZeidmanConsulting.com) has just released BitMatch™ for finding stolen source code by examining binary executable files. BitMatch is integrated into CodeSuite, a suite of tools for detecting software plagiarism, copyright infringement, and other forms of intellectual property misappropriation. BitMatch examines executable files for signs of copying. CodeSuite also incorporates CodeMatch®, CodeDiff™, and FileIsolate™ and can generate detailed reports and statistics spreadsheets.
CodeMatch uses sophisticated algorithms to compare source code files to help pinpoint common source code in different programs and has been successfully used in many intellectual property disputes. It is now a de facto standard at many premiere IP law firms throughout the country. CodeMatch requires access to the source code from both parties in a dispute. How do you even determine that your code has been taken before you have such access?
That is where BitMatch comes into play. BitMatch uses the same user interface and similar algorithms as CodeMatch to compare your source code, or your executable files, against the binary executable files from a suspected copier. BitMatch cannot determine with the same certainty as CodeMatch, but if it shows suspicious similarities, it is a sign that you should move forward and take action.
According to Bob Zeidman, president of Zeidman Consulting, "CodeMatch has been an extremely successful tool during litigation. But what about before litigation? With BitMatch, a company can now scan its competitor's programs for signs of copying. If something is found, it should be enough evidence to start legal proceedings."
A fully functional copy of CodeSuite can be downloaded from the Zeidman Consulting website for use on small sets of code. For large jobs, experts, attorneys, and business people can obtain licenses to run CodeSuite at their own facility or hire Zeidman Consulting experts to run it, producing results in an easy-to-understand report. CodeSuite training is also available. For costs and logistics, contact Zeidman Consulting.
About Zeidman Consulting
Zeidman Consulting is one of the leading firms for analyzing software and providing expert witness services. The corporate headquarters is in Cupertino, California.
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BitMatch, CodeSuite, CodeMatch, CodeDiff, and FileIsolate are trademarks of Zeidman Consulting.