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Seminars, courses, tutorials, and other speaking engagements by Zeidman Consulting employees available online:

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Podcasts on Software Intellectual Property  
Protecting Your Intellectual Property Bob Zeidman, President
Software Intellectual Property Bob Zeidman, President
Podcasts on Software and Intellectual Property  
The Software IP Detective's Handbook  
About Software Copyrights  
About Software Trade Secrets  
About Software Patents  
The Software Clean Room Process  
Digital Logic Design - Past, Present, and Future Bob Zeidman, President
Digital Logic Design - Past, Present, and Future - Intro
Digital Logic Design - Past, Present, and Future - Part 1
Digital Logic Design - Past, Present, and Future - Part 2
Digital Logic Design - Past, Present, and Future - Part 3
Digital Logic Design - Past, Present, and Future - Part 4
Starting Your Engineering Consulting Business Bob Zeidman, President
The Untold History of Bob (A Little Humor) Bob Zeidman, President

Understanding Software Intellectual Property (4.5 California MCLE Credit Hours)

Zeidman Consulting is approved MCLE Provider #14630.

Course Abstract: Software copyright infringement and trade secret theft are problems of growing concern in industry. These kinds of intellectual property theft may be purposeful when performed to gain an unfair advantage over a competitor, or they may be unintended as in the case of a programmer that takes code from one project and uses it in another project without first obtaining the appropriate rights. In all cases, a formal methodology is required and a standard, quantitative measure is needed to be able to effectively compare source code from different sources to determine whether trade secret theft or copyright infringement has occurred. Just as important, legal and technical definitions are needed. This seminar will define important terms from a technical perspective and a legal perspective so that litigation involving software intellectual property is less a battle of experts and more a quantitative comparison of repeatable results. The seminar will examine various measures of software correlation and various tools for detecting IP infringement.

Course Outline:
  • Intellectual Property
  • Copyrights and Copyright Infringement
  • Trade Secrets and Trade Secret Theft
  • Patents and Patent Infringement
  • Defining Source Code
  • Source Code Similarity
  • Using CodeDiff® to Measure Source Code Similarity
  • Changing Lines of Code (CLOC)
  • Using CodeCLOC® to Measure CLOC
  • Source Code Correlation
  • Using CodeMatch® to Detect Copyright Infringement
  • Source Code Cross-Correlation
  • Using CodeCross® to Detect Copyright Infringement
  • Object Code Correlation
  • Using BitMatch® to Detect Copyright Infringement
  • Tools for Detecting Trade Secret Theft And Patent Infringement
  • Writing an Expert Report
  • Stories from the Trenches

Who Should Attend: This course is intended for intellectual property lawyers and expert witnesses as well as corporate executives, project managers, and programmers who are concerned about detecting theft and plagiarism of their own code or avoiding theft and plagiarism by programmers working for them.

Result: By the end of the course, students will understand ways of defining, detecting, and measuring software intellectual property and its theft and infringement.

Prerequisites: None.

Cost: This training is $500 per person and includes lunch.

Dates and Locations: Training can be held at your location or ours. To schedule training, please contact us at

Bob Zeidman, Instructor

Bob is the president of Zeidman Consulting that provides engineering consulting for intellectual property litigation. Bob Zeidman is also the president of Software Analysis and Forensic Engineering Corporation that develops and sells CodeSuite®, the leading software tool for comparing source code and object code to find theft and infringement. Bob has served as an expert witness in patent, trade secret, and copyright litigation resulting in several billion dollars in total awards. Among his publications are technical papers on hardware and software design methods as well as four textbooks: The Software IP Detective's Handbook, Designing with FPGAs and CPLDs, Verilog Designer's Library, and Introduction to Verilog. He has taught courses at business and engineering conferences throughout the world. Bob holds numerous patents and earned bachelor's degrees in physics and electrical engineering at Cornell University and a master's degree in electrical engineering at Stanford University.

Bob Zeidman Earns IEEE Outstanding Engineer Award for Pioneering Contributions to Software Forensics.
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