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Lee Felsenstein and Bob Zeidman Join Forces

Legendary personal computer developer and renowned engineering consultant sign agreement to work together on intellectual property cases

CUPERTINO, CA (February 6, 2012) - Zeidman Consulting and Fonly LLC have agreed to work together on intellectual property cases. Fonly and Zeidman will specialize in electronic hardware analysis and reverse engineering to detect patent infringement, trade secret theft, and copyright infringement.

Fonly LLC is headed by Lee Felsenstein, a pioneer in the design of early personal computers. He designed the first complete personal computer incorporating video display, the Processor Technology SOL-20, and the first commercially successful portable computer, the Osborne-1, both of which are in the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. Mr. Felsenstein is a Laureate of the Tech Museum of Innovation for his work on sustainable information and communication systems for the developing world, and was awarded the Pioneer of the Electronic Frontier award of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. He received his Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley and holds 14 patents.

Zeidman Consulting is headed by Bob Zeidman, a pioneer in the fields of analyzing and synthesizing software source code, having created the SynthOS™ program for synthesizing operating systems and the CodeSuite® program for detecting software intellectual property theft. He has written four engineering texts—The Software IP Detective's HandbookVerilog Designer's LibraryIntroduction to Verilog, and Designing with FPGAs and CPLDs—in addition to numerous articles and papers. He teaches engineering and business courses at conferences throughout the world. Bob holds 12 patents and earned two bachelor's degrees, in physics and electrical engineering, from Cornell University and a master's degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University.

About The Fonly Institute
Fonly LLC is a consulting product development organization located in Silicon Valley. Fonly teams perform analysis, design, and development of electronic and mechanical devices and products. Fonly has reverse engineered pharmaceutical production equipment and test equipment for an obsolete weapon system and developed methods for 2D barcode delineation and wireless energy transmission for a hearing aid. Fonly's design of the Remote Village ICT system in rural Laos gained international attention as the "pedal powered Internet."

About Zeidman Consulting
Zeidman Consulting, headquartered in Silicon Valley, is one of the leading firms for analyzing and reverse-engineering software and providing expert witness services for IP litigation. Zeidman Consulting has been involved in some of the largest and landmark high tech IP cases in history.


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