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JULY 2009


Software Scan

The President's Column

Summertime and the livin' [should be] easy. But we're keeping busy here at SAFE and also at my other company, Zeidman Consulting. In fact, ZC is the largest customer of SAFE and as much as that works out well, it also limits SAFE's business. ZC has limited resources (time, people, etc.) and can be conflicted out of software IP cases. That's why we want to train you to use CodeSuite effectively and take on some of these consulting jobs. We're putting together another 1-day training class on July 24 (see below for course details and you need to register by July 10). Anyone who passes the class will be recommended to our customers (we already have at least two potential customers that Zeidman Consulting can't serve due to conflicts). The cost is $1,000 and includes lunch. You can apply that fee to a CodeSuite license purchase any time for a year. We're charging fees to make sure that we're only getting people who are really interested and willing to invest the effort

Click on this link to sign up now. I hope to see you there.


Bob Zeidman
President, SAFE Corporation

CodeSuite Certification Training

S.A.F.E. provides training in the use of CodeSuite. By completing a single-day course in CodeSuite, you will receive official certification from S.A.F.E. that you are an expert in its use.

Course Abstract

This course will train you in how to use CodeSuite®, the world's leading suite of tools for pinpointing software plagiarism. You will learn how to use all of the CodeSuite tools including BitMatch®, CodeCross®, CodeDiff®, CodeMatch®, FileCount™, FileIsolate™, and SourceDetective®. You will learn how to filter out irrelevant results, how to generate spreadsheets showing statistical information, and how to interpret and explain the reports created by CodeSuite. Practice sets of files will be provided so that you can test your skills and receive instant feedback from the instructor. You will also be given a chance to write up your findings in a manner that is clear and precise and can be used in a court of law. By finishing this course successfully, you will receive official CodeSuite certification from S.A.F.E., demonstrating that you are an expert in CodeSuite. Those who receive certification will be displayed prominently on our website and are welcome to join the S.A.F.E. database of expert witnesses to provide services to attorneys, law firms, and their clients.

Course Outline

  • Introduction
  • Source Code
  • Source Code Correlation
  • Source Code Plagiarism
  • Using FileCount and FileIsolate
  • Using CodeDiff
  • Using CodeMatch
  • Using CodeCross
  • Using BitMatch
  • Create a Report
  • Creating Spreadsheets
  • Filtering Results
  • Interpreting Results
  • CodeSuite database format
  • Filter file format
  • Writing an Expert Report
  • Final Exam and Certification

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for expert witnesses in areas of software and copyright infringement as well as intellectual property attorneys and software developers who want to consult on IP litigation.


By the end of the course, students will understand software source code correlation, software plagiarism, and specifically have expertise in the use of the CodeSuite tools.


An understanding of programming

Click on this link to sign up now.

Advanced Tools to Detect Software Plagiarism and IP Theft

A sophisticated set of tools for analyzing software source code and object code including:

Check binary object code for plagiarism.

Cross check source code for plagiarism.

Compare source code to find differences and measure changes.

The premiere tool for pinpointing copying.

Scour the Internet for plagiarized code.

Turbo charge your analysis on a supercomputer grid.

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 on-site support. We're located at

20863 Stevens Creek Blvd.
Suite 456
Cupertino, CA 95014
(408) 517-1194

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