Patently Confusing

Sarah Lacy

Our friends at Lux Research have given us another reason to be wary of all the dollars and hype poured into nanotech: Patent madness. According to a report, released today, as of March 3,818 nanotechnology patents had been issued by the U.S. government with 1,777 more pending. Wow- there must be a lot of innovation going on that will surely yield promising commercial opportunities, right?
Wrong, says Lux.

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