The Software IP Detective’s Handbook

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

In The Software IP Detective’s Handbook, 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 for signs of theft or infringement
  • Uncover signs of copying in object code when source code is inaccessible
  • 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

“As a frequent expert witness myself, I found Bob’s book to be important and well written. Intellectual property and software plagiarism are complicated subjects, as are patents and copyrights. This book explains the key elements better than anything else I have seen. The book is highly recommended to anyone who develops software and also to those who need to protect proprietary software algorithms. The book should also be useful to attorneys who are involved with intellectual property litigation.”
—Capers Jones, president, Capers Jones & Associates, LLC

“Intellectual property [IP] is an engine of growth for our high-tech world and a valuable commodity traded in its own right. Bob Zeidman is a leading authority on software IP, and in this book he shares with us his expertise. The book is comprehensive. It contains clear explanations of many difficult subjects. Businesspeople who study it will learn how to protect their IP. Lawyers will use it to understand the specifics of how software embodies IP. Judges will cite it in their decisions on IP litigation.”
—Abraham Sofaer, George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy and National Security Affairs, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

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

“Bob has considerable experience in dealing with issues associated with unauthorized use of software code. His insights in this book are particularly helpful for those seeking to provide expert analysis with respect to software code.”
—Neel I. Chatterjee, partner, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLC

“This readable book perfectly bridges the jargon divide between software engineers and IP attorneys. It helps each group finally understand exactly what the other is talking about. As a software developer and expert witness I will definitely keep a copy handy and recommend it to others on my team.”
—Michael Barr, president, Netrino, LLC

“This book makes intellectual property law understandable and accessible to programmers by combining discussions of the law with discussions of computer science, and interweaving case studies to elucidate the intersection of these disciplines.”
—Robert C. Seacord, Secure Coding Manager, Software Engineering Institute

Book Details

  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall (April 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0137035330
  • ISBN-13: 978-0137035335
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