Export Control Liability: Not Just About Outsourcing

Law360, New York (August 29, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- With all the recent talk about U.S. export control laws and the trend toward foreign outsourcing of patent application drafting, many U.S. companies are breathing a sigh of relief at their decision not to outsource patent application drafting abroad.

However, the discussion fails to address that U.S. export control regulations affect not only the ability to outsource patent application drafting but also the day-to-day operations of domestic and multinational corporations. Export control issues arise whenever companies employ or interact with foreign nationals both in the U.S....
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