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AUGUST 2012

VOLUME 4, ISSUE 6

Software Scan

The President's Column

In this month's newsletter I'm putting in a classified ad for our sister company, Zeidman Consulting, which needs to hire a software forensic engineer to handle the load of cases coming in. Read more about the position below.

I also listed links to a few interesting articles we've written that generated a lot of buzz.

Also, please note that all users of CodeSuite, CodeSuite-LT, and DocMate will need to upgrade their programs today and obtain new licenses. Because of new policies at our search provider, SourceDetective will no longer work in the previous versions. You can download a new version of the program, uninstall the old version, install the new version, and we can give you a new license.

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

Regards,


Bob Zeidman
President, SAFE Corporation


Scanning IP

Job Opening: Software Forensic Engineer

Zeidman Consulting, a leading research and development company (and sister company to SAFE Corporation), is looking to hire a full-time software forensic engineer. Acting as a high-tech sleuth, this person will analyze and reverse-engineer software using CodeSuite® and other state-of-the-art software tools, helping to resolve lawsuits involving hundreds of millions or billions of dollars. The employee will also work on one of several ongoing cutting edge research projects. These projects often lead to publication in academic journals, presentations at conferences, patents, and new product spinoffs. Past and ongoing projects include:

  • CodeMatch®, a program for comparing and measuring the similarity of different programs.
  • CodeGrid®, a computer grid-enabled version of CodeMatch®.
  • HTML Preprocessor™, a tool for breaking complex HTML pages into components consisting of text, pure HTML, JavaScript, images, etc.
  • RPG, a tool for automatically generating expert reports for copyright, trade secret, and patent litigation.

A successful candidate will need the following attributes:

  • At least a bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalent. Advanced degree is preferred.
  • Excellent programming skills in one or more programming languages.
  • Ability to work independently on projects that are not well-defined.
  • Excellent verbal and writing skills for creating detailed specifications and reports.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and to switch projects suddenly as the need arises.
  • Enjoys working long hours on interesting projects, including weekends when projects hit critical periods.
  • Enjoys free time when projects are not in critical periods.

Zeidman Consulting pays above average salaries with profit-sharing and provides health insurance and paid time off for holidays, vacation, and illness. To apply, please email a resume to Info@ZeidmanConsulting.com.

Advanced Tools to Detect Plagiarism and IP Theft

CodeSuite® & CodeSuite-LT®
Sophisticated sets of tools for analyzing software source code and object code including:

BitMatch®
Check binary object code for plagiarism.

CodeCLOC®
Measure software IP changes between versions of a program.

CodeCross®
Cross check source code for plagiarism.

CodeDiff®
Compare source code to find differences and measure changes.

CodeMatch®
The premiere tool for pinpointing copied source code.

SourceDetective®
Scour the Internet for plagiarized code.

CodeSuite-MP®
Speed up your analysis on a multiprocessor system.

CodeGrid®
Turbo charge your analysis on a supercomputer grid.

HTML Preprocessor
Divide HTML pages into their basic elements for easier analysis.

DocMate®
Find signs of copying in any document.

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

Scanning the News

A Few Interesting Articles

We've written a few articles on software forensics that generated a lot of buzz. Here they are if you didn't see them the first time:

Did Oracle Overlook the Smoking Gun in its Case against Google?

Round 2: Did Oracle Overlook the Smoking Gun in its Case against Google?

Did Bill Gates Steal the Heart of DOS?

 

This newsletter is not legal advice. Views expressed herein should be checked for accuracy and current applicability.
Copyright 2012 Software Analysis & Forensic Engineering Corporation