Engineering Data Management Webinar

Protect Your ECAD Library and PCB Design Intellectual Property

Protect PCB IP

Intellectual property is a valuable asset that needs to be protected. If it falls into unauthorized hands, substantial investments can be jeopardized and competitive advantage is at risk. The extent and detail of the design data shared to sub-contracts is sufficient to be utilized for items beyond the intended use. This data should be protected and carefully shared to external partners.

Some companies address this issue by manually filtering, partitioning and deleting information to protect their IP, which can take enormous amounts of time. A new generation of electronic computer aided design (ECAD) software helps guard IP by enabling users to control what type of information is shared with various members of the extended enterprise. By automatically enforcing best practices in IP control, companies can be confident that each supplier only has the information they absolutely need to do their job. This approach makes it much more difficult to reverse engineer a product while not complicating the legitimate manufacturing process. Once implemented, IP management best practices can significantly slow down, if not stop the counterfeit process.

This webinar will demonstrate how next generation ECAD software is being used to address the IP theft challenge with permission controls that enable users to define with a high level of granularity the design information that will be included and excluded from the published data set. Permission controls and reusable templates make this process quick and straightforward, allowing for secure and controlled data exchanges during the design process.


  • 30 minutes

What you will learn:

  • How to significantly reduce time spent managing information to protect IP
  • How to protect your leading edge product from being reverse engineered
  • Use permission controls to automatically manage IP
  • Ensure your EMS is sent only the specific information they need to do their job

Who should attend:

Engineering Managers, IT Managers, Design Engineers


Craig ArmentiCraig Armenti
Senior Technical Marketing Manager for PCB Products, Zuken USA, Inc.

Craig focuses on working with customers to deliver and implement solutions that provide process improvements and drive the utilization of best practices. Craig has held Application Support and Management positions with several major telecommunication companies. He holds Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology and Master of Business Administration degrees.