Will Offshoring Patent Apps Come Back To Haunt BofA In Labor Dispute?
from the there's-a-patent-for-that dept
What she didn't mention is that BofA also has a pending patent that describes how to eliminate 'demanding work force' problems by identifying another country for a corporation to relocate its work force to. 'A business entity is forced to commit significant resources to employ an American work force,' complained BofA in a patent filing (a rewrite toned down the anti-American worker sentiment), 'and may often find that the demands of American employees far exceed the allotted budget.' Nor did she mention that that two weeks after CEO Ken Lewis told 60 Minutes that taking $25B in TARP funds was the 'right thing for America', BofA plopped down another $1,194 to seek U.S. patent protection for another 'invention' -- Portfolio Analysis Enhancement to Entity Mobility/Productivity Opportunities -- that enables a business entity 'to employ a work force from a different, lower-cost, location in order to maximize profit.' So, could the patent apps come back to haunt BofA in court?"