Hello everyone. Following is our press release that apparently hasn’t been picked up by anyone. It wasn’t submitted to a lot of places but we haven’t seen any response from the ones we did send it to. So, it’s just going to go on this page. It is mostly a condensed version of the white paper.
For Immediate Release October 3, 2005
Chip Search for Intellectual Property (CSIP) Announces A Unique New Service for Intellectual Property (IP) Protection
Colorado Springs, Colorado October 3, 2005. Circuit Search for Intellectual Property (CSIP) announces an exclusive new service that performs reverse engineering services to determine the existence of an intellectual property block on an IP chip and provide expert witness testimony that may be needed by customers.
The new CSIP tool, which can be used successfully on large GDS databases, can reduce the cost of circuit discovery in potential patent infringement cases and provides greater flexibility and faster response while patent language interpretation is still in flux. The procedure is extremely fast and the search is complete, using innovative custom-built tools, the first ever created to perform these tasks.
One reason this technology is so essential is that integrated circuits (ICs) are becoming increasingly complex. They contain very intricate geometry, and outdated reverse engineering techniques are becoming difficult, if not impossible, to perform. In fact, reverse engineering approaches to Intellectual Property (IP) protection have progressed little over the past 25 years. In a typical patent infringement case involving integrated circuits, proof of patent infringement may lie in the physical fabricated semiconductor Integrated Circuits (ICs). Instead of using traditional methods for creating a schematic from an integrated circuit (by chemical stripping processed and manual optical inspection) – a time consuming and error-prone process – CSIP uses a simpler and more effective approach with new techniques for discovery and reverse engineering.
CSIP tools perform fast, complete, and definitive searches on a chip database to determine if a circuit is present, even if the database is very large. The process quickly locates critical sub-circuits and provides both a thorough search of the netlist or provided GDS file, and finds all instances of circuits regardless of their physical location in the chip database. The CSIP method works in a versatile environment that allows for rapid adjustments to the circuit under pursuit, and provides graphic illustrations that highlight identified circuit locations.
Circuit Search for Intellectual Property is a subsidiary of SemQuest, Inc., a Colorado Springs, Colorado based group of design engineers turned investigators who search complex integrated circuits databases, GDS files, netlists, RTL files, and other files for intellectual property using CSIPs unique tools designed specifically for this function.
For more information, contact David J. Ward, SemQuest, Inc. at 719-447-8757 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the CSIP web site at www.ip-chip-search.com.