Understanding Software Intellectual Property (4.5 California MCLE Credit Hours)
Zeidman Consulting is approved MCLE Provider #14630.
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.
- 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
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.
By the end of the course, students will understand ways of defining, detecting, and measuring software intellectual property and its theft and infringement.
This training is $500 per person and includes lunch.
Training can be held at your location or ours. To schedule training, please contact us at Info@ZeidmanConsulting.com.