What Semiconductor Shortage Means For Patent Drafting

Law360 (June 7, 2021, 5:30 PM EDT) -- Nothing sparks demand like insufficient supply. The ongoing pandemic has caused or exacerbated numerous product shortages with some, like toilet paper, easier to remedy than others.

One critical shortage, however — which was developing long before recent events — concerns the global supply of integrated circuits, also called semiconductor devices. Semiconductor devices are among the hottest of commodities, and, as a result of many demand-side and supply-side factors, they have become difficult to obtain.

The problem is already causing a rethink within numerous economic and business spheres. One area in which it has yet to be considered but should be is...

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