- Paperback: 480 pages
- Publisher: Prentice Hall; 1 edition (May 8, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0137035330
- ISBN-13: 978-0137035335
- Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 1.3 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1 customer review)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,739,095 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“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
About the Author
Bob Zeidman is president and founder of Zeidman Consulting (www.ZeidmanConsulting.com), a leading Silicon Valley contract R&D firm specializing in engineering consulting on IP disputes. Since 1983, he has designed chips and boards for RISC-based systems, network equipment, and other complex systems. His clients have included Apple, Cisco, Cadence, Facebook, Symantec, Texas Instruments, and Zynga. Zeidman has worked on and testified in cases involving billions of dollars in disputed IP. He is also president and founder of Software Analysis and Forensic Engineering Corporation (www.SAFE-corp.biz). A prolific writer and instructor, he holds multiple patents, an M.S.E.E. from Stanford, and a B.A. in physics and a B.S. in electrical engineering from Cornell.
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In today's world theft of software is not uncommon, but identifying and proving such theft is a difficult technical task that requires careful analysis and diagnostic tools for analyzing two sets of code statements to check for plagiarism or theft. Bob has been an expert witness in a number of intellectual property cases and has developed mathematical methods and tools for code analysis. Bob Zeidman's book also contains useful information about copyrights, patents, and various kinds of legal protection.
This book will be useful to software developers and companies that have invented truly novel algorithms and want to protect them from theft or unauthorized copying. The book provides insights into prevention of theft as well as discovery of theft. Some of the book has mathematical equations that require a fair knowledge of math. However the explanatory text is quite clear and well done.
Other readers who might find this book useful would be attorneys who concentrate on software patents and legal protection. I don't do expert witness work in intellectual property cases myself but anyone who does will find this book a useful compendium of a great deal of special knowledge. The combination of solid information and good writing make this book valuable.