“Patent Abstracts Are Not the Answer To Repatriating Jobs”

8/25/2010, 8/26/2010
Patently-O, LexisNexis Patent Law Community Blog, The Wall Street Journal Guest Post and Advanced Biofuels Newsletter

Jeremy R. Kriegel wrote the article entitled, “Patent Abstracts Are Not the Answer To Repatriating Jobs.” The article appeared in Patently-O and the LexisNexis Patent Law Community Blog on August 25, 2010. It also appeared in The Wall Street Journal Guest Post and the Advanced Biofuels Newsletter on August 26, 2010. Mr. Kriegel commented on H.R. 5980, a Bill aimed at repatriating jobs, arguing the “Patent Protection” aspects of the Bill will not likely fulfill the Bill’s goals. The article discusses the ready access competitors often have to corresponding foreign applications, the protections already available to U.S. applicants concerned about pre-issuance publication of their inventions, and the favored treatment the Bill’s proposed amendments to U.S. patent laws would effectively provide to foreign applicants who base U.S. applications on earlier-filed PCT applications.