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CNET News: The Looming Threat to U.S. High Tech's Future

Dec 02, 2004, 02:30 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Herb Wamsley)

"Our economic productivity is based on our ability to innovate. That, in turn, is made possible by a rigorous intellectual-property regime that protects inventors but not copycats. A big part of that is our nation's patent system.

"The problem is that our current patent approval system is underfunded and overburdened. That means nothing but trouble for American technology-based companies, entrepreneurs and the American economy..."

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