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)
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"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