Wednesday, July 11, 2012

6 out of 15 Top Patents in 2011 were Semiconductor Companies

For the first time in history the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will open offices outside of the Washington, D.C. area. These new offices will be in areas that have a strong semiconductor presence (Dallas, Denver, and Silicon Valley).

It is exciting to see so many new patents being granted for our growing industry. However, the Patent and Trademark Office does have over 600,000 pending patent applications. It can take up to three years for the patents to be fully processed and approved. In our industry this can pose a definite challenge, as innovative ideas need to be implemented quickly for our ever evolving technology world.

Gary Fowler, Analog Solutions, Executive Technology Recruiter, Analog, Semiconductor Employees

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