The following articles have been created as part of GHB Intellect’s IP Blog. Here you will find articles that outline current topics in the intellectual property industry like new technologies, patent laws, and IP service insight.

Reverse Engineering vs. Forward Engineering

Although reverse engineering and forward engineering are closely related, there are some crucial differences. Let’s take a closer look.

Hardware Reverse Engineering

As the term implies, reverse engineering (RE) is the act of taking apart an engineered or designed product or device back to its elemental engineering/design components. The motivation for such an act may be varied anywhere from competitive analysis and patent infringement detection to legacy design recovery.

IP Market Development

IP market development is the abstraction of value. To learn more about valuations please read about the Intellectual Property Valuation Services we offer.

The Importance of an Accurate Intellectual Property Valuation

It is essential for businesses to manage their assets appropriately. This includes accurate valuation of intellectual property. But what is the importance of an accurate intellectual property valuation? What do you get to gain from it?

How Can Reverse Engineering of Network Protocols Improve Security

Today, due to internet security threats, reverse engineering network protocols is essential. However, reverse engineering a network protocol is tedious, complex and error-prone. To be time- and cost-effective, it requires a precise, detailed plan and a particular set of tools and techniques.

6 Reasons Businesses Do a Competitive Teardown Analysis

All successful businesses have one thing in common – they stay ahead of the curve. Accordingly, they are consistently improving and innovating their products in order to keep an edge over their competitors. So how does one stay competitive?

Taxation of Intellectual Property: Capital Gain or Ordinary Gain?

Taxation of assets can have a substantial impact on how an individual or a business operates.  Generally, all entities seek to minimize tax liability.  Entities tend to acquire or offload assets at the end of the year to strategically manage the effect of taxes on their balance sheets.  To this end, there are several aspects of the taxation of intellectual property (IP) that are worth taking into consideration.

Will IPRs Be Abolished?

An inter partes review (IPR) is an administrative proceeding conducted by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to review the patentability of one or more claims in a patent under the concepts of novelty and obviousness.

What is the Patent Prosecution Highway?

The Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) speeds up the examination process for corresponding applications that are filed in participating property offices.

How Much Should Startups Invest in Intellectual Property?

Starting a new business can be intimidating, and there tends to be a lot of unanswered questions about intellectual property (IP). Startups need to be familiar with patents, trademarks, and copyrights, at a minimum. Startup owners often ask us “how much should we invest in intellectual property in our early stages?” Here’s our answer.