The privacy policies of some of the largest tech companies in the world, including Facebook and Google, are now considered to be more secretive than the FDA and that includes the FDA.
The article says that “the ‘propriety’ language is in stark contrast to that of the FDA, which uses a phrase that is less than exacting.”
The New York State Office of Technology Licensing said it was unaware of the new language.
The Times article says the changes are “likely to affect all major U.S. companies, including Google and Facebook, which have hundreds of thousands of patent applications.”
Google, Facebook and others are known for their use of a secretive “patent pool,” where they are required to pay the patent holders a fee that covers their costs to patent their ideas.
They also sometimes use a process called “extras,” in which companies can pay to get patents removed from the public domain.
It is not clear what will happen to the privacy policies for these companies.
But the changes could be detrimental to Google, since the company uses its patent pool to pay its patent lawyers.