Reverse engineering is taking apart a product to analyze how it works. That is in order to duplicate, enhance or develop the product or a better version of it. Reverse engineering is legal in Israel and defined in the Commercial Torts Law, 1999 as “A disassembly or analysis of a product or process with the aim of deciphering a trade secret by working backwards”. For example, in order to reverse engineer a software, we may reverse a program’s machine code (the string of 0s and 1s that are sent to the logic processor) back into the source code that it was written in, using program language statements.
What is “Reverse engineering”?
About the Author: Karin Maimon
Third year Law & Business (Accounting) student at the IDC Herzliya. Dreams of becoming an owner of a VC company that will connect between different markets around the world, focusing on innovation and technology.