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JULY 2012

VOLUME 4, ISSUE 5

Software Scan

The President's Column

Software forensics is a very new field of computer science. I'm looking for others to be pioneers in the field, teaching the science and the mathematics, and appalling them to law and business. In this month's Scanning IP section, learn about how you can work with me in this nascent field of study..

Send me your comments and critiques. I'm always interested in hearing from you.

Regards,


Bob Zeidman
President, SAFE Corporation


Scanning IP

Be a Pioneer in the Field of Software Forensics

Dear colleagues,

 

I'm sure you're aware of my book The Software IP Detective's Handbook: Measurement, Comparison, and Infringement Detection. It's the first book on Software Forensics, a field that I pioneered at my companies Software Analysis and Forensic Engineering and Zeidman Consulting. Whereas Digital Forensics deals with bits and files, without any detailed knowledge of the meaning of the data, Software Forensics deals with analysis of software using detailed knowledge of its syntax and functionality to perform analysis to find stolen code and stolen trade secrets. The algorithms described in the book have been used in many court cases. The book also describes algorithms for measuring software evolution, particularly as it relates to IP changes.

 

 

I'm writing to you to suggest that this is a great time to incorporate the materials in the book into your courses on software development, intellectual property law, business management, and computer science. There's something for everyone in the various chapters of the book. Your students and you will be at the forefront of an important and very new field of study.

 

If you're interested, please contact me.

 

Bob Zeidman
President, SAFE Corporation

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Get Smart

SAFE offers training at our facility or yours or on the Web. Contact us to make arrangements:

MCLE credit in software IP

CodeSuite certification

Your New Office

Remember that you can now have your own secure office at the SAFE facility for storing proprietary software, running CodeSuite, analyzing the results, and getting onsite support. We're located at

20863 Stevens Creek Blvd.
Suite 456
Cupertino, CA 95014
(408) 517-1167

 

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