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U.S. Losing Patent Edge, but Biotech Still Shines, for Now

By Marie Powers
Staff Writer

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Compared to foreign entities, the U.S. already has lost its leadership position in technology transfer in terms of overall patent applications and patents issued by the Patent and Trademark Office (PTO). Moreover, the U.S. return on research expenditure is declining by 10 percent annually, signaling an important call to action.

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