In today’s world of ever-advancing technology, it is harder and harder to design and create new designs as well as to protect those designs. Designs can be copied as a whole, or can even be as inconspicuous as firmware programming. With competition seeking to gain an edge anywhere possible, it can be tempting or even lucrative to try to get away with IP theft. If you have concerns about someone stealing your designs, look no further than ScanCAD’s crack team of PCB detectives. Our history in reverse engineering PCBs gives us an edge in extracting PCB design data, making it easy for us to extract design data from a possible copycat design. All you need to do is provide ScanCAD with the original design and the subject in question.

ScanCAD will compare the two designs using material analysis and our legendary reverse engineering process. Armed with the design data from both PCBs,  ScanCAD can examine the structures of both products to determine if there has been a breach in IP ownership.

Lastly, ScanCAD will generate a Proof of Theft report with 7 points of comparison to identify similarities or differences in the two designs, including: 

  1. Physical/Dimensional Similarities 
  2. Manufacturing Spec and Materials
  3. Circuitry Shape, Layout and Implementation
  4. Component and BOM Comparison
  5. Netlist or Schematic 
  6. Firmware, where applicable
  7. Functionality and I/O Integration

Armed with this data, you can comprehensively defend your product design and protect your investments.

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Trade shows

ScanCAD participates in many trade shows during the year, whether in ScanCAD's own booth or by way of our distributor/OEM.

IPC APEX 2023
January 24 - 26, 2023
San Diego, CA, USA
ScanCAD Booth #819

Monterrey Expo and Tech Forum
April 20, 2023
Monterrey, Mexico
CINTERMEX
USM Reps Booth

35th Control
May 9-12, 2023
Stuttgart, Germany
JD PhotoData Booth

Ciudad Juarez Expo and Tech Forum
May 18, 2023
Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
Location TBD
USM Reps Booth

Aguascalientes Expo and Tech Forum
June 1, 2023
Aguascalientes, Mexico
HOTEL MARRIOT
USM Reps Booth

Querétaro Expo and Tech Forum
July 13, 2023
Querétaro, Mexico
Location TBD
USM Reps Booth

Chihuahua City Expo and Tech Forum
September 7, 2023
Chihuahua City, Mexico
HOTEL SHERATON
USM Reps Booth

Guadalajara Expo and Tech Forum
October 25 and 26, 2023
Chihuahua City, Mexico
EXPO GUADALAJARA
USM Reps Booth

TPCA Show
October 25-27, 2023
Taipei , Taiwan
Microsys Booth

PRODUCTRONICA 2023
November 14-17, 2023
Munich, Germany
GS Electronic Booth

 

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