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Founded in 1992 to provide advanced reverse engineering services to companies seeking to grow the potential of their intellectual property

Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada with over 125 employees - offices in Canada, USA, Europe, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan

Provide solutions to over 200 global technology, semiconductor, and electronics companies

Five in-house laboratories with advanced tools and equipment for in-depth, world-class analysis

For over 20 years Chipworks has been a trusted patent and technology partner to the world’s largest and most successful companies. Business leaders rely on us to help them identify and fully leverage their most valuable patents and provide crucial analysis of high-revenue products in the most competitive, fastest changing technology markets.

The breadth of our technical analysis capabilities in combination with our patent knowledge and market understanding enables us to provide highly customized solutions and quality insights for patent analysis and competitive intelligence.

Every solution is focused on a specific customer need or business driver and is supported by experienced in-house program management staff and skilled analysts who constantly monitor technology, technology markets, and the patent environment.

Our customers see us as an integral part of their team because we provide high-quality solutions that are delivered on-time, on-budget, and always tailored to their specific needs.

Patent Intelligence

Insightful, Customized Solutions that Demonstrate the Value of a Patent Portfolio for Technology-enabled Products

Intellectual property teams and outside and in-house counsel trust Chipworks’ Patent Intelligence Services to help them identify and fully leverage their best patents, protect their competitive position, prepare for litigation, and develop successful IP strategies.

By combining deep patent and market knowledge with the most sophisticated in-house technical analysis capabilities in the world, we have an unrivaled ability to match patents to products – and deliver solid evidence of use in high-revenue markets.

Key solutions include:

Competitive Technical Intelligence

The Most Accurate Analysis of High Volume Technology Consumer Devices in the World

Leading semiconductor and electronics companies rely on Chipworks as their trusted technical partner to discover what products and features are winning in the highest growth technology niches – and why.

We continuously and proactively monitor and analyze more semiconductor content in consumer electronics than any other company.

Using the world’s most sophisticated in-house technical analysis capabilities; we are able to go as deep as required to:

Key solutions include:

  • Provide the most accurate competitive intelligence in the market today
  • Potentially save months of time and millions of dollars on product development
  • Discover the unique or exceptional features of the most innovative and disruptive products
  • Go to market faster with winning products
  • Understand where the semiconductor/electronics market is likely heading

Our competitive intelligence services include Technology Reports and Custom Analysis, as well as a number of subscription-based services such as ChipSelect and Design Win Tracker.

We maintain an active technical blog and are often the first to tear down, analyze, and report new product releases.

Client services

Focused on your needs, driven by your needs

Dedicated team of Client Service Managers & Patent Technology experts:

  • Global industry experience
  • Global language skills
  • Global patent knowledge
  • Global strategies customized to your needs

"We appreciate all the excellent work Chipworks has provided, especially most recently on some tight schedules."


  • Understanding patents of value
  • We team effectively and share knowledge to achieve our client's goals
  • We have a passion for excellence
  • We deliver exceptional client service to maximize our clients’ success
  • We take ownership of our commitments and actions

Our Management Team

In response to market demand, Terry seized the opportunity to offer state-of-the-art services devoted to providing evidence of patent infringement and competitive intelligence through reverse engineering.
A technology enthusiast, electrical engineer, and pioneer from a young age, Julia seeks to understand customer needs and drive innovation within Chipworks – finding new ways to identify valuable patents and match patents to technology products.
Gord was named one of Ottawa’s "Top Forty under 40" for balancing business achievement, expertise, and community giving.
Ian has been instrumental in expanding Chipworks’ ability to help clients fully leverage their Intellectual Property assets.
Jim is dedicated to ensuring that Chipworks’ technical analysis capabilities are leading-edge – and able to go as deep as our clients need to discover what’s new or innovative about a component, device or product.
John is a 20 year veteran of the semiconductor and management consulting industry with recognized strengths in strategic market positioning, key client retention, solution selling strategies, and organizational leadership.
Jennifer has been instrumental in fostering a culture that recognizes ‘fit’ as well as ‘skill level’ in a quest to develop a world-class, high- performing workforce.

Careers at Chipworks

If you thrive on team work, continuous learning and innovation, and crave a collaborative work environment - then there's no better place than Chipworks to build a rewarding career.

Take a minute to browse our career page. Whether you see a current job posted or not, if you're excited about what you see and think we can help you channel your considerable talents into a brilliant career, we want to talk to you.

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