Friday 30 July 2010

Were you hoping to get some outsourced US patent filing work?

Bad news if you're a non-American (is the term 'alien' still used?): the Strategic Manufacturing & Job Repatriation Act seeks, among other things, to develop a national manufacturing strategy to create American jobs:
"The legislation would comprehensively align existing federal funding – at no new cost – to support job repatriation and manufacturing growth, study a new tax incentive to encourage repatriation, and bolster intellectual property protection".
Protecting American intellectual property is achieved by "restricting unnecessary foreign access to pending patent applications". Or am I reading too much into this?


  1. I was wondering when protectionism was going to raise its ugly head.

    Next thing you know it we'll all be tightly wound up in our own tariff-walled worlds again.

  2. Welcome back to the middle-ages where new discoveries where treated as trade secrets and kept tight, until the PATENT system was made to allow access to others, figures.