Talk about everything in this country being imported. Now it seems the patents for technological breakthroughs are coming from overseas as well, according to this morning’s New York Times.
bq. The work of these engineers is generating significant amounts of intellectual property for American companies like Cisco Systems, General Electric, I.B.M., Intel, Motorola andTexas Instruments – whose various Indian units have filed more than 1,000 patent applications with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Some applications, with patents already granted, date to the early 1990’s. But most applications from India have been filed in the last two years and still await decisions by the patent examiners in Washington.