Authors: Bob Zeidman, President of Zeidman Consulting



This workshop will teach about intellectual property and particularly about copyright infringement as it relates to software. You will learn how to compare software source code and object code to determine correlation and ultimately find indicators of whether one program was copied from another. You will learn how to filter out irrelevant results and unprotectible correlations as required by the Abstraction Filtration Comparison legal test for software copyright infringement. You will also learn how to write up your findings in a manner that is clear and precise and can be used in a court of law. Note that the CodeSuite® tool from Bob’s company S.A.F.E. Corporation will be provided to each student, and licenses will be given out to allow sample code comparisons and filtering.

A good understanding of programming.


Bob Zeidman

Bob Zeidman is the creator of the field of software forensics, having developed the algorithms, technology, and procedures. Software forensics is the science of analyzing software source code or binary code to determine whether intellectual property infringement or theft occurred. Bob has trained over fifty experts worldwide in his tools and techniques, which have been used in over one hundred cases worldwide. He has been a consultant and testifying expert on over 260 cases involving billions of dollars of intellectual property.

Bob is the president and founder of Zeidman Consulting that provides engineering consulting to law firms regarding intellectual property disputes. He is also the president and founder of Software Analysis and Forensic Engineering Corporation, the leading provider of software intellectual property analysis tools. He is the author of three award-winning screenplays, four award-winning novels, and five textbooks including The Software IP Detective’s Handbook: Measurement, Comparison, and Infringement Detection. His latest venture is Good Beat Poker, an online poker site that incorporates patented audio and video technology. Bob has 28 issued patents, three awards from the IEEE, and two bachelor’s degrees, in physics and electrical engineering, from Cornell University and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University.