High Tech Entrepreneur
Bob Zeidman is the president and founder of Zeidman Consulting, a premier contract research and development firm in Silicon Valley that now focuses on engineering consulting to law firms regarding intellectual property disputes. Since 1983, Bob has designed computer chips—ASICs and FPGAs—as well as circuit boards and systems for RISC-based parallel processor systems, laser printers, network switches and routers, hardware emulators and other complex systems. His clients have included Apple Computer, Cisco Systems, Cadence Design Systems, Facebook, Intel, Symantec, Texas Instruments, and Zynga. Bob has worked on and testified in cases involving billions of dollars in disputed intellectual property.
Bob is also the president and founder of Software Analysis and Forensic Engineering Corporation, the leading provider of software intellectual property analysis tools. Bob is considered a pioneer in the field of analyzing software source code, having created the CodeSuite® program for detecting software intellectual property theft.
Bob is also the president and founder of Zeidman Technologies where he invented the patented SynthOS™ program for automatically generating real-time software.
Bob is the recipient of the 2010 Outstanding Engineer in a Specialized Field from the IEEE Santa Clara Valley Section for Innovative Contributions in the Area of Forensic Software Analysis. He holds numerous patents and earned two bachelor’s degrees, in physics and electrical engineering, from Cornell University and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University.