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Why Hire an Intellectual Property Valuation Expert

Why Hire an Intellectual Property Valuation Expert

Do you own the rights to intellectual property? This may include artwork, design, or an invention, which you need to safeguard from illegal copying. If so, it would be best if you had the assistance of an intellectual property valuation expert.

Patent Marketing

Patent Marketing & Divestiture

Selling a patent is a time-consuming and complicated affair, so having a proper approach and tools is critical to achieving a desirable outcome.

IP valuation case study

Case Study: Patent Valuation (Damages) of a Multi-Camera Apparatus

In this case study, we determined the fair market value of a patent directed to a multi-camera apparatus that may be used in a technology transaction or, if needed, in a patent litigation.

Arthrex SCOTUS Ruling

Arthrex SCOTUS Ruling: IPRs Require Director Oversight

On June 21, 2021, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a ruling in Arthrex v. Smith & Nephew.

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Job Post: VP/Director, Business Development | San Diego, CA (Preferred)

We are gearing up for the next phase of our growth. As such, we are seeking a passionate and self-starting individual with experience in the IP industry, to join the company in a senior role to help us continue with our growth.

forward engineering vs reverse engineering

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

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.

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Doherty Power Amplifier Circuit Extraction and Simulation

In this patent infringement case study, we performed a detailed circuit extraction in order to determine the microwave integrated circuit (MIC) topology of the PA module. Based on this circuit extraction, we performed a non-linear circuit simulation to accurately show load modulations. In this case study, we purely focus on the circuit extraction.

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Case Study: Technical Evaluation and Patent Valuation of a Vehicular Device

In this case study, we explain our process in determining the fair market value of a patent directed to a custom vehicular device designed for fleet operation and activities. Here’s how this valuation benefitted from a two-step approach: 1) a Technical Evaluation, which will be used as input to 2) a Fair Market Valuation. 

IP Market Development

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.

intellectual property valuation

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?

network protocol reverse engineering

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.

competitive teardown analysis

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?

manage patent portfolio case study

Case Study: Patent Portfolio Quality Ranking and Analysis

Patent portfolio management strategy is an important factor in managing a firm’s intellectual property (IP) assets. In this case study, we discuss our patent portfolio strategy and analysis services and how it could potentially assist in streamlining and marketing a portfolio.

Taxation of Intellectual Property

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.

inter partes review

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.

Patent Prosecution Highway

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.

IAM Strategy 300

GHB Intellect Founder Selected to IAM Strategy 300

Every year, IAM Media creates an annual list of standouts in the intellectual property sector. For the fourth consecutive year, Dr. Ghobad Heidari, founder and president of GHB Intellect, was recently selected to the IAM Strategy 300.

Startups Invest in Intellectual Property

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.

covid intellectual property

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

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.

patent valuation case study

Case Study: Patent Valuation of a Brewing Company

Strong patent portfolios are highly sought after. They establish a sense of confidence in creating high company valuation and providing leverage in certain transactions. In this case study, we provide an in-depth explanation of our services and market analyses to determine a fair market valuation of a brewing company.

Fair Market Value of a CSP Supplier

Case Study: Fair Market Value of a CSP Supplier

A common question that many businesses face is establishing and verifying how much their patent portfolio is worth. There is a multitude of factors that may impact your patent valuation, from your predicted cash flow to comparisons with similar and local industries whose work may align with yours.

can you patent a formula

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.

GHB Intellect Holiday Luncheon

2019 GHB Intellect Holiday Luncheon | San Diego, CA

2019 proved to be another great year for the team at GHB Intellect. We saw our project portfolio grow in both size and scope and included many projects in the areas of engineering, litigation support, mergers and acquisition advisory — and, of course, intellectual property development, management and monetization.

chinese ip theft

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.

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What is Intellectual Property?

There are many misconceptions about intellectual property. It includes copyright, patents, trademarks, industrial designs, geographical indications, trade secrets, and more.

2019 Intellectual Property Law Conference

Dr. Ghobad Heidari to Speak at 2019 Intellectual Property Law Conference

GHB Intellect president and founder, Dr. Ghobad Heidari, will be presenting at the 2019 Intellectual Property Law Conference in Las Vegas, NV. The presentation on patent valuation outlines the value patent valuation to intellectual property law, the many facets of patent valuation and the various applications of patent valuation.

google patents

What is Google Patents Search Guide

Google Patents was launched in December of 2006 designed as a digital library for patents. Since it’s creation, Google Patents has continued to update and expand the existing index of granted patents and published patent application. Patents now has over 87 million indexed patents and patent applications.

Technology in Stages

Technology in Stages

Several prominent technologists have recently spoken about how automation and artificial intelligence is rapidly displacing the workforce across the United States. They speak the truth. Thomas Friedman, a prominent journalist, discusses the stages of technology and how they have impacted and reshaped society throughout history.

Five Ways to Invalidate a Patent

The process of patent invalidation has become streamlined and is very commonly used in the US through the Inter Partes Review (IPR) procedure. IPR allows one to challenge the validity of a granted patent within the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Here are the 5 approaches a petitioner can take to challenge/invalidate the claim(s) of a patent in the US.

Ghobad Heidari

Dr. Ghobad Heidari Selected as Top 300 IP Strategist

GHB Intellect founder and president, Ghobad Heidari, has been named by the IAM 300 as one of the world’s top IP value creators. IAM is the preeminent intellectual property business media platform and released the fourth edition of the IAM 300 in June of 2019. The unique listing features men and women who, through their strategic advice, are generating wealth for their clients from IP.

Patent Analysis

Top 10 Patent Analysis Techniques

In the field of patent analysis, the traditional spreadsheet-based methodology is still a commonly used technique for analyzing data. New software-based analysis, mapping and visualization tools are shifting the approach to patent analysis. They can drastically improve the speed and quality of a patent analysis strategy.

Base Station Antennas Case Study

Base Station Antennas Case Study

Characterize the antenna array elements through measurements and simulations

is reverse engineering legal

Is Reverse Engineering Legal?

Reverse engineering is a precise form of product teardown that can be the basis for many intellectual property cases. The process can be applied to products, systems or components from mechanical assemblies to biological, chemical and organic matter. In IP, the legality of the reverse engineering process is a frequently debated subject.

intangible asset valuation methods

Common Intangible Asset Valuation Methods

Measuring a company to determine business asset valuation can include various aspects. One section typically includes a company’s intangible assets. Intangible assets lack physical property yet can provide competitive advantages. Examples of these intangible assets include trademarks, patents, copyrights, equities, securities, contracts and more.

Touchscreen Analysis

Touchscreen Analysis Case Study Project

Determine the structure and material of the touchscreens

Expert Conflict Of Interest

Understanding Expert Witness Conflict of Interest

Although it is on the rare side, there are situations that may cause a dismissal of an expert witness due to conflict of interest. When in litigation, it is imperative to have subject matter experts with proper technical expertise, academic credentials, accomplishments, reliable background and personality match. Our litigation support will know when to alert opposing parties of a conflict or source proper expert witnesses.

LED Device Structure

LED Device Structure Case Study Project

Teardown the LED devices and determine their construct

Product Analysis

What is the Purpose of Product Analysis?

The purpose of product analysis is to provide manufacturers with the deliverables necessary to understand and perfect the product. The analysis ensures that the product is market ready, reaches the intended target market and achieves the desired results.

Hearing Aid

Hearing Aid Case Study Project

Packet sniffing on communication between the devices and various smartphones

Common Law Trademark

What are Common Law Trademark Rights?

Trademarks were established to distinguish the sources of goods from on to the other. Federally registering your trademark with the USPTO will allow you to strengthen and protect your rights. 

V2X Market IP

V2X Market Forecast: Opportunities, Competition and Policies

How is V2X communication transforming the high-tech & transportation sectors? Vehicle to Everything (V2X) IP and R&D promises self driving cars, improved safety, environmental benefits and reduced congestion.

Smartphone Teardown

Inside the Smartphone Teardown Process

Why would an engineer or manufacturer perform a smartphone teardown process? Product teardowns are essential to reverse engineering & benchmarking. We take a look at a recent iPhone X teardown and how this info may be used in IP Consulting.

Dallas Intellectual Property

GHB Intellect Announces the Opening of New IP Consulting Office in Dallas, TX

GHB Intellect Announces the Opening of New IP Consulting Office in Dallas, TX to meet the growing needs of technology & science companies in Texas.

Sprint and Ericsson

Sprint and Ericsson IoT Partnership

Sprint and Ericsson have announced their plans to develop a virtualized core IoT (Internet of Things) network & operating system. How will this impact IoT intellectual property?

Stacked Chip Stress Testing

Stacked Chip Stress Testing Case Study

Quantitatively measure stress within the chips

Patent Infringement

Patent Infringement Examples

Simply owning a patent will not alert you of patent infringement, it is up to the patent holder to bring a patent infringement litigation case to the unauthorized party in federal district court. How can you protect yourself from patent infringement and how can you identify it once it’s taken place.

Wireless Docking Station Teardown

Wireless Docking Station Teardown Case Study Project

Determine/Estimate the architecture of the active antenna array technology used in the product.

Regional Patent Offices

A Guide to Finding the Right Regional Patent Offices & Trademark Resources

View our guide on the numerous regional patent offices, resource centers, call-support lines, classes, and databases to help you through the patent process.

RF Module Amplifier Architectural Analysis and Simulation

RF Module Amplifier Architectural Analysis and Simulation Case Study

Determine if the Power Amplifier Module (PAM) uses Doherty combiner architecture and simulate its performance under dynamic loads

Patents 101

Patents 101

Patents grant the property rights to an invention. Applications are submitted to the United States Patent Office (USPTO) for a 20 year term. There are three types of patents namely, design, utility, and plant patents. The claims are the heart of a patent, in that they define the limits of exactly what the patent does, and does not, cover.

Breaking down the Sprint T-Mobile merger

The Sprint and T-Mobile merger is expected to be a major development in the rollout of 5G. Both parties are hopeful that the FCC will approve the merger citing increasing competition in the segment as well as the potential national GDP growth if the US can remain a mobile technology leader.

CPU-PCB Adhesion Analysis

CPU-PCB Adhesion Analysis Case Study

Analyze the interface between the copper layers and the insulator layers in the package PCB.

H.264 Players

H.264 Players Case Study

Determine if the products use certain optional features of the H.264 video codec standard.

LESI 2018 in San Diego, CA

GHB Intellect is looking forward to the 2018 Licensing Executives Society Inc. (LESI) Annual conference in downtown San Diego. The LESI 2018 6-day event will be taking place starting on April 28th 2018 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt hotel.


GHB Expert Insights on Broadcom / Qualcomm Deal

We approached our, various, highly experienced Subject Matter Experts to provide insight on Broadcom buying Qualcomm and what can be expected in the international race to 5G. Why the Broadcom Qualcomm merger failed? What our experts expect from Qualcomm and Broadcom moving forward.

Smartphone Video Decoder

Smartphone Video Decoder Case Study Project

Confirm the smartphone include an organic DASH client

Source Code Review

Source Code Review Case Study

Review the system design documents and source code to determine what part of the contractual deliverables and system performance were incomplete.

IP Prosecution

IP Law: Prosecution, Litigation and Counseling

IP prosecution involves pre-grant prosecution and negotiation with a patent office for the grant of a patent, while the post-grant prosecution relates to amendments and oppositions.

Wi-Fi WLAN Network Protocol Investigation

Wi-Fi WLAN Network Protocol Investigation Case Study

Show evidence of use of an essential patent claim regarding optional features of 802.11n/ac in the target devices

IP Consultants - GHB Intellect

2017 Ends with a Celebration of 10 Years as IP Consultants

As 2017 comes to a close, the team here at GHB Intellect has much to celebrate. First, it was a year that brought us growth from many directions. We expanded our service offerings and increased the number of experts on the team tremendously.

Wireless Technologies Changes

Wireless Technologies Changes & Challenges of Antenna Design

“Wireless” devices are so common in everyday life, that almost no one thinks of the literal meaning as “not needing wires.”  The devices we now carry around with us would be useless if they had to be connected like a land line phone.


IIPLA 2017 | 2nd Annual Meeting Silicon Valley

Annual Meeting of International Intellectual Property Law Association, Inc. (IIPLA) is the leading event in the West USA. Attended by hundreds of participants from more than 30 countries.

In October 2017, representatives of world’s biggest companies (including Microsoft, Uber, Blackberry, EPO etc.) will come to share their experiences at IIPLA Annual Meeting. They will be joined by global media, people from leading law firms, IP Experts, Owners and Investors for 2 days of acclaimed networking.

10 Years of IP Consulting

GHB Intellect Celebrates 10 Years of IP Consulting!

The midway point of 2017 signifies a major milestone for GHB Intellect, having now provided 10 years of patent and IP services to our clients. This anniversary not only celebrates the growth of our intellectual property firm, but also the hard work and dedication of the entire GHB Intellect team.

Importance of IP and Patents – Patent Portfolio Valuations

The following is an excerpt from the published article entitled Patent Portfolio Valuations – Importance of IP and Patents by IP Watchdog. The featured article was written by GHB Intellect’s Chief Strategy Officer and valuation expert, Dr. Masoud Vakili.

IAM Strategy 300

GHB Intellect’s Founder Recognized as Top 300 IP Strategist

Intellectual Asset Management Magazine has selected GHB Intellect founder, Dr. Ghobad Heidari, to the 2017 IAM Strategy 300 – The World’s Leading IP Strategists. According to IAM Magazine, this annual list is comprised of specialists who “in developing and rolling out world-class IP value creation programs.”



At this event, Dr. Ghobad Heidari, will moderate a panel of experts as they discuss 5G and New Communication Technologies. In this panel discussion, five distinguished wireless industry veterans present their views on the wireless industry and shed light on the challenges we will be facing to achieve expected goals.


IIPLA Webinar: Patent Portfolio Valuation Fundamentals

In this webinar, Dr. Masoud Vakili, a world-leading figure in patent portfolio valuation who has been involved in patent transactions worth hundreds of millions of dollars, will give a comprehensive account of different patent portfolio valuation methods and their applications.

Daubert Standard

Does Your Litigation Support Plan Include Daubert Standard Rules?

The Daubert standard provides a rule of evidence regarding the admissibility of expert witness testimony during a United States federal legal proceeding. The rule of evidence, also known as the law of evidence, covers the principles that govern the proof of facts in a case.

Designing to Evolving 4G & Pre-5G Requirements- DesignCon 2017

This tutorial, presented at DesignCon 2017, provides a critical look at the potential opportunities for 4G & pre-5G technology. Slides from the presentation are available here for free download. Additionally, a recap of the presentation can also be found.

5g timeline

Is 5G Here Yet?

It has become a regular topic of conversation for many people in the tech industry; “What are your thoughts on the approaching 5G transition?” There are many aspects to consider when approaching this question. GHB Intellect answers this question using a practical understanding of 4G and 5G Radio Access Networks (RAN).

LTE EPC Technology White Paper

LTE EPC Technology White Paper

The following LTE EPC Technology White Paper describes Long-Term Evolution (LTE) and Evolved Packet Core (EPC) and is part five of a 5-part Summary of our 3GPP Core Technologies series. You can also download and print them by clicking below.

IoT Cars

Smart Cars Will Speed Up IoT Innovation

We will be discussing several aspects of the Internet of Things (IoT) in the article below. First, we will provide a brief summary of IoT. Then, we will discuss how the technology market, patent trends, and government interventions will continue to influence it. The changes to the automotive industry will also be further examined to show why it will remain a segment leader in innovation for connected-devices.

LTE Mission Critical Services Technology White Paper

LTE Mission Critical Technology White Paper

The following LTE Mission Critical Technology White Paper describes Long-Term Evolution (LTE) and Mission Critical Services and is part four of a 5-part Summary of our 3GPP Core Technologies series. You can also download and print them by clicking below.

How To Choose A Patent Expert Witness

Choosing a Patent Expert Witness – Infographic

In a complex legal and engineering world, it can be difficult to understand how an intellectual property consulting firm fits into the broader scope of portfolio analysis, reverse engineering, and other needed expert work. The following infographic will help explain “How GHB Intellect Chooses Experts.”

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Protect Your Consulting Experts

In many, if not most, IP cases the utilization of both consulting experts and testifying experts is common. One key difference between the two is the ability for the opposing counsel to depose a testifying witness while the work of consulting experts is generally protected as part of work-product privilege.

LTE V2X Technology White Paper

LTE V2X Technology White Paper

The following LTE V2X Technology White Paper describes Long-Term Evolution (LTE) and Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) and is part three of a 5-part Summary of our 3GPP Core Technologies series. You can also download and print them by clicking below.

Find an Expert Witness

How to Find an Expert Witness

When handling cases involving these complex IP issues, often in regards to technology, the choice of a knowledgeable expert can be critical to determining the relevant facts of a case and interpretation of those facts. A combination of external legal counsel and a company’s in house resources is necessary to determine what type of expert will be needed as well as creating criteria for the selection of a qualified expert from the desired field.

LTE ProSe Technology White Paper

LTE ProSe Technology White Paper

The following LTE ProSe Technology White Paper describes Long-Term Evolution (LTE) Direct and Proximity Services (ProSe) and is part two of a 5-part Summary of our 3GPP Core Technologies series. You can also download and print them by clicking below.

Biotech Experts

Biotechnology Experts go High-Tech with Medical Devices for the Paralyzed

Primarily, biotechnology is any technology based on living organisms. This may be harnessing molecular and cellular processes, or creating technologies and medical devices that replicate these processes in order to improve our lives.

LTE IMS Technology White Paper

LTE IMS Technology White Paper

The following LTE IMS Technology White Paper describes Long-Term Evolution (LTE) and IP Multimedia Subsystems (IMS) and is part one of a 5-part Summary of our 3GPP Core Technologies series. You can also download and print them by clicking below.

Machine Learning Data

What is Big Data and Machine Learning

There is a lot of talk in the industry about how big data is shaping the future of business and everyday life, but what is big data and what does machine learning have to do with it?

LTE GCS Technology White Paper

LTE GCS Technology White Paper

The following LTE GCS Technology White Paper describes Long-Term Evolution (LTE) and Group Communication Services (GCS) and is part one of a 5-part Summary of our 3GPP Core Technologies series. You can also download and print them by clicking below.

Patent Troll

Patent Trolls and NPEs

GHB Intellect is keen on keeping abreast of the latest and the greatest in the intellectual property (IP) industry and the needs of the IP professionals from all perspectives. We strive to stay current and objective in order to provide unbiased, invaluable service to our clients.

Wireless Technologies Evolution

Explosive Evolution of Wireless Technologies

Wireless communications has come a long way from its early days, evolving at an exponential speed.
One of the more rapidly evolving wireless technologies is mobile communication. It was only in the 1980’s that the first analog cellular phone networks (AMPS, in the US) was commerically deployed.

IP Consulting Website

GHB Intellect Rolls out its New Website

It is our pleasure to introduce our new and improved website. We hope that the new design and the additional content present sufficiently interesting reading for all who visit our site.

Expert Witness Services

Expert Witness Services – Infographic

The following Infographic has been created by GHB Intellect to answer the question “Do I Need An Expert Witness?” Additionally, a background and several key questions that need to be answered when determining what an expert witness has the ability to do and how to select the right expert for your needs are also identified.

Art Search

Why are Prior Art Searches so Inconsistent

If you have ever dealt with professional prior art searchers for high technology/science, you know that you can never be sure what report quality you are going to get at the end of the project. Of course, you commission the search because you do not have the prior art information you are looking for.