The Case For Patent Intelligence

Law360, New York (May 18, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The lights are shining in the ‘surgery.’ A man in a lab coat is operating, but we cannot quite see on what. But, by means of his precise and delicate exploratory surgery, he will learn exactly what he needs to know. The expert described is not a doctor, but an analyst using reverse engineering to determine how a cell phone works and if it might be infringing any patents.

Those unfamiliar with reverse engineering sometimes associate it with hackers, copyright violation and theft. Nothing could be...
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