The Software IP Detective’s Handbook: Measurement, Comparison, and Infringement Detection

Book description

“IP, software plagiarism, patents, and copyrights are complicated subjects. This book explains the key elements better than anything else I have seen. I highly recommend it to anyone who develops software or needs to protect proprietary software algorithms, and to all attorneys involved with IP litigation.” —Capers Jones, President, Capers Jones & Associates LLC 

“Bob has done a fantastic job making computer science forensics understandable to attorneys, engineers, and managers. This is the ultimate handbook for expert witnesses, due diligence execution, and developing baselines for software valuation. Buy it before your competitors do!” —Don Shafer, CSDP, CTO, Athens Group LLC

The Definitive Software IP Guide for Developers, Managers, Entrepreneurs, Attorneys, and Consultants

The Software IT Detective’s Handbook is the definitive reference for every software intellectual property owner, developer, manager, attorney, or consultant called upon to uncover theft—and, if necessary, prove it in court.

Pioneering expert Bob Zeidman—creator of CodeSuite®, the world’s #1 software IP analysis tool—thoroughly covers all technical and legal aspects of IP theft detection. Using his rigorous framework and practical examples, you can accurately determine whether software copying, theft, or infringement has occurred, and fully support your findings in any venue. 

This book will help you 

  • Understand the key concepts that underlie software IP analysis

  • Compare and correlate source code

  • Identify and measure copying

  • Uncover signs of copying in object code when source code is inaccessible

  • Compare functional source code statements to nonfunctional comments

  • Confirm suspected theft or infringement

  • Track malware and third-party code in applications

  • Use software clean rooms to avoid IP infringement

  • Understand IP issues associated with open source and DMCA 

Visit to download your free trial version of CodeSuite®, the industry’s #1 tool for detecting software copying.

Product information

  • Title: The Software IP Detective’s Handbook: Measurement, Comparison, and Infringement Detection
  • Author(s): Bob Zeidman
  • Release date: April 2011
  • Publisher(s): Pearson
  • ISBN: 9780137035793