SAFE Corporation Issued U.S. Patent on Detecting Plagiarism

Software Analysis & Forensic Engineering Corporation ( has been issued U.S. Patent 7,503,035 for its CodeMatch® tool for detecting software plagiarism, copyright infringement, and certain forms of trade secret theft…CodeMatch is part of CodeSuite®, which also comprises BitMatch®, CodeCross®, CodeDiff®, and SourceDetective®. CodeMatch compares source code from two programs and pinpoints areas of suspected copying. CodeDiff finds differences in source code from programs that are nearly identical and has been used to measure changes in software intellectual property. BitMatch compares source code to executable binary code to help find possible copying. SourceDetective automatically searches the Internet to determine whether matching code elements in two different programs are unique or commonplace.

CodeMatch was originally created by Bob Zeidman for use in his consulting business. Bob was asked to compare two sets of source code to find copying. The process was long and tedious and though Bob got paid per hour, he decided to automate the process to speed it up. Working in his spare time, Bob created the CodeMatch program. Though some similar programs have been developed at universities, none were very accurate, reliable, or user-friendly. Bob used his own real-world experience and invited the feedback of consultants who have worked for years supporting software IP litigation. When word got out about CodeMatch, Bob started getting overwhelmed with requests for it. In 2008 Bob spun off the program, now incorporated in a suite of analysis and comparison tools called CodeSuite, into a new company called SAFE Corporation. Since day one, SAFE has been profitable and has been growing despite the faltering worldwide economy.

CodeSuite can be downloaded for free from the SAFE Corporation website.

About SAFE Corporation
SAFE Corporation is the leading provider of software and services for discovering intellectual property theft, measuring software IP, and comparing software source code and object code. CodeSuite has been used by law firms for IP litigation cases around the world. CodeSuite has also been used by tax attorneys to track changes through multiple generations of programs in order to do accurate IP valuations. The corporate headquarters is in Cupertino, California.

BitMatch, CodeCross, CodeDiff, CodeMatch, SourceDetective, and CodeSuite are trademarks of Software Analysis and Forensic Engineering Corporation.

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SOURCE: SAFE Corporation

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Bob Zeidman, 408-741-5809

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