金沙城中心娱乐网站:Poachers to blame for patent delays

2019-03-01 11:05:00

Nanotechnology companies have only themselves to blame for the sluggish rate at which their US patents are being awarded. That was the message at a recent Department of Commerce meeting in Portland, Oregon, when undersecretary for technology Robert Crescanti heard start-ups complaining that delayed patent decisions are losing them the chance to raise crucial venture capital. Crescanti countered that the delays are the result of firms poaching nanotech-trained examiners en masse from the US Patent and Trademark Office in Washington DC to draft their own patents. San Francisco-based patent expert Greg Aharonian says the problem goes beyond nanotech: