Research and development is a vital part of every successful high-tech company. However, as a company searches for new products or improvements on existing product lines, a portion of the ideas that are generated and initial research that is performed are never commercially exploited. Frequently, even though the underlying product or process has been patented, the project is abandoned or otherwise idled, and the company’s resources are directed elsewhere.
These abandoned research projects are referred to as “orphan technology.” More specifically, this term refers to patents that are awarded but the corresponding technology is never developed for commercial use.
This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.
To view this content, please continue to their sites.
Not a Lexis Subscriber?
Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.
For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]