US Turning Away Talent Needed for Innovation: Report

Smart Planet
June 26, 2012

A new study reports that 76% of patents from America’s top 10 patent-generating universities in 2011 had a foreign-born inventor. However, many of the innovators are restricted from staying within the US to build new enterprises.

That’s the gist of a new report, “Patent Pending: How Immigrants Are Reinventing The American Economy,” issued by the Partnership for a New American Economy, a bipartisan advocacy group, is intended to highlight the value foreign-born graduates bring to the US economy.

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