Reverse-Engineering Delivers Product Knowledge

Law360 (August 14, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- When one auto manufacturer launches a new model, other manufacturers buy some, take them back to the plant, and rip them apart to see what new features and technology are inside them. If the new ideas are sales-worthy, the manufacturers introduce similar innovations in their own models.

We also assume that the shift in technology from Europe and North America to Asia is the result of Asian industries buying, dismantling, and copying products.

These are two examples of what is known by its practitioners as reverse...
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