Benchmarking and Reverse Engineering (TI)

TitleBenchmarking and Reverse Engineering (TI)
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsSkooglund, CM, Coleman, G, Online Ethics Center,
PublisherNational Academy of Engineering, Online Ethics Center
Publication Languageeng
Keywordselectrical , Intellectual , software
AbstractThis is a series of articles published by the Ethics Office at Texas Instruments Corporation in the company newsletter TNEWS. These articles discuss ethical issues raised by the practice of competitive benchmarking, and acceptable and unacceptable practices and that can be used by company employees to do so. The articles also look at issues surrounding reverse engineering and the legal and ethical considerations that must be considered, including patent infringement. Much of the advice seen here is in response to calls the Ethics Office has received from TI employees.
Abbreviated Case NameBenchmarking and Reverse Engineering (TI)