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.

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.

Impacts of COVID-19 Drug Research on Intellectual Property

Should the owners of drug patents release their IP to expand the research of drugs and vaccines to cure COVID-19? The answers vary, depending on the country and company. Learn more about IP and national emergencies, voluntary patent bundling, and how COVID-19 drug research has affected Intellectual property.

What are Product Teardowns?

Product teardown is a process where engineers disassemble every component of a product and identify each part of its hardware and/or software. Through this method, engineers can identify and analyze expenses, technology, utility, and areas for improvement. Learn more about the application of different types of product teardowns here.

Can You Patent a Formula?

Inventors of methods and products look to patent law to protect their investments of money, time, intellect and use of mathematics. The exclusive right to use a patented product or process motivates innovation and progress. Generally, you cannot patent a mathematical formula itself.

Is Chinese IP Theft Still a Threat in 2020?

The intellectual property theft of American enterprises by China is affecting the United States’ current trade relations with China. Chinese officials deny any such problem, while American business experts say the impact of this practice is alive and well – and costing American businesses billions as a result.