Monday, December 15

High-Tech Outpost for U.S. Patents

Indian units for companies like Cisco Systems, General Electric, I.B.M., Intel, Motorola and Texas Instruments are acting as High-Tech Outpost for U.S. Patents & 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. Chandra Srinivasan, chairman of the Indian unit of the consulting firm A.T. Kearney points that , "In the process of getting low-end work done in India, multinationals discovered that there are not too many locations where they can find this abundance of superior talent at these kinds of costs."