Bob Zeidman

Bob Zeidman

Bob Zeidman is one of the leading experts on intellectual property, particularly as it relates to software. He is the president and founder of Zeidman Consulting, a premier contract research and development firm in Silicon Valley that focuses on engineering consulting to law firms about intellectual property disputes. Clients have included Apple Computer, Cisco Systems, Facebook, Intel, Symantec, Texas Instruments, and Zynga. Bob is also the president and founder of Software Analysis and Forensic Engineering Corporation, the leading provider of software intellectual property analysis tools for use in forensic examinations. Bob is considered a pioneer in the fields of analyzing and synthesizing software source code. He has worked on and testified in over 150 cases involving billions of dollars in disputed IP.


Posts by Bob Zeidman


RPost Does Not Meet Any Definition of ‘Patent Troll’

RPost has been unfairly described as a patent troll. In fact, RPost is a privately held cybersecurity technology company that has been in operation since 2000. For at …
By Bob Zeidman
9 days ago 6

Facebook, Oculus, ZeniMax, and Nonliteral Copying of Code

So what about the ZeniMax v. Facebook case? While you read many reports that make fantastical claims, it is important to remember that software copyright has been …
By Bob Zeidman
10 months ago 18

Not Getting the Truth about the FBI, Apple, the San Bernardino Terrorists, and Hacking an iPhone

The FBI is not asking for a backdoor to the Apple iOS. Apple says that the FBI wants Apple to create a new version of the iOS …
By Bob Zeidman
2 years ago 30

Why Libertarians Should Support a Strong Patent System

Libertarians believe in property rights and government protection of those rights as one of the few necessary requirements of government. Ownership of property and free markets leads …
By Bob Zeidman & Eashan Gupta
2 years ago 78

Software Forensics: Qualifying Tools and Experts Who Use Them

One of the big reasons there is such a need for software forensics is to interject objectivity into what is otherwise a battle of experts who are …
By Bob Zeidman
3 years ago 2

Software Forensics: Objectively Proving Infringement or Misappropriation

Software forensics is the examination of software for producing results in court. The objective of software forensics is to find evidence for a legal proceeding by examining …
By Bob Zeidman
3 years ago 0

Sloppy, Misleading Yale Paper Challenges University Patenting

Professor Love has concluded that universities do not earn returns on their investment in patents and at the same time concluded that more than half of all …
By Bob Zeidman
3 years ago 7

Fortune Magazine’s Unusual Position on Non-Practicing Entities

In a magazine with the name Fortune—devoted to capitalism and free markets—it is surprising to see an article that would promote closed markets and limited …
By Bob Zeidman
4 years ago 0

Setting the Record Straight: Patent Trolls vs. Progress

Mr. Kessler believes that Mr. Madison did not understand what he was doing or, at best, did not foresee the expense that patent litigation would involve in …
By Bob Zeidman
6 years ago 14

Will Congress Break the Internet?

We must find reasonable ways to stop infringement of intellectual property on the Internet. Such a solution must be fair to the victim of the infringement. It …
By Bob Zeidman
6 years ago 6

The Software IP Detective: Infringement Detection in a Nutshell

When copying has occurred, much of the code may have changed by the time it’s examined due to the normal development process or to disguise the …
By Bob Zeidman
6 years ago 0