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Dec. 12, 2016

Watchdog: Venture capital chases patents to friendlier climes, by Erin Clark

This post originally appeared in Watchdog on December 12, 2016.

Recent changes to the U.S. patent system — emanating from both Congress and the courts — have pushed U.S. investment money overseas.  To China, to be exact.

In his closing remarks to a recent Inventing America and IPWatchdog conference on dangers to the innovation economy, former U.S. Patent and Trademark Office director David Kappos said that in 2015, patent filings in China exceeded those of the next 20 countries.