International Journal of Computer and Communication Technology


Intellectual property takes several forms, the most important of which are patents, copyrights, and trade rights. Patents protect inventions. One can patent methods and processes, new varieties of plants, and (more weakly) designs. The VSI alliance proposed the usage of the three approaches for proper protection of IP designs. The detection approach directly interacts with the VLSI design, and is considered an overhead on the design cycle. IP watermarking and IP fingerprinting are the main approaches used, where the design is watermarked (tagged) then different tracking techniques are used to keep track of the usages of such design. Reuse-Based design methodology has taken hold, the very large scale integration (VLSI) design industry is confronted with the increasing threat of intellectual property (IP) infringement.




To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.