Published on 18 February 2013 @ 5:43 pm
Patent Outsourcing May Harm US Economy
By Steven Seidenberg for Intellectual Property Watch
It has become routine for companies to outsource many business functions. Human resources, customer service, accounting, manufacturing of components – all have been outsourced. Now, however, a growing number of US businesses are outsourcing something new: patent licensing. And this outsourcing may hurt both the US economy and its patent system.