Webinar: Black Box Reveal - Investigating Patented Technology in Challenging Product Areas

Originally Presented: May 3, 2018 / 3:15pm to 4:00pm ET
Hosted By: Martin Bijman

"Black box reveal" is the term we use to refer to “the hard stuff” – technology that, for one reason or another, is difficult to analyze for evidence of use. These can be devices that are physically impossible to re-create, virtual environments, devices located in remote or impossible to access locations, encrypted devices, etc. Some sample use cases include:

  • Determining the unlock code for a cell phone
  • Testing the process flow in a manufacturing environment
  • Identifying the chemicals used in the creation of a semiconductor chip
  • Determining structures and operation of a sea of gates
  • Testing location-specific products
  • Finding software innovations in embedded applications
  • Determining implementations of features in the cloud

Because of the complexity that can be involved in a black box reveal, the key deciding factors often cost, time, and likelihood of success. Generally speaking, if a thing can be built, it can be un-built (reverse engineered); what can determine if it should be is the potential benefit of the black box reveal to the current business need.

This program discusses:

  • Some of the different use cases where black box investigation may be required
  • Defining the price point at which black box reveal moves from “difficult” to “unfeasible” for an organization

May 3, 2018

3:15pm to 4:00pm ET

Duration 1 Hour

About The Host

Expert who will be conducting this webinar

Martin Bijman

Martin Bijman

Director, IP Products, SMT

Martin Bijman is director, intellectual property products at TechInsights, where he is responsible for ensuring customers find and receive the highest value products and services to help achieve their IP goals. Martin previously worked at Chipworks for more than ten years.