Can Robust Patent Strategy Be A Key To Dealing with Globalization by Helping to Preserve the Small and Mid-Sized U.S. Manufacturing Base?


Small and mid-sized U.S. speciality products manufacturers are going out of business at an ever-increasing pace. A significant reason for this is their being undercut by lower cost foreign manufacturers. More significantly, these foreign manufacturers often knock-off U.S. innovators that fail to understand that strategic patenting can legally prevent such competition. This short article discusses the positive effect that patent strategy could have on the strength of some struggling U.S. companies.

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