Intellectual Property As National Policy

Law360, New York (September 4, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Much of the United States' manufacturing base has moved offshore — most notably to China — to lower cost labor markets. Our service economy is likewise moving to India and other regions where Ph.D. engineers can be hired for less than $25 per hour.

The result is a decimation of our middle-class economy and a yearning for government programs or long-range educational ideals to fill the void. Improvements to our educational system are needed but will not solve the problem for today’s underemployed.

For example, re-training...
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