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Pillsbury granted outsourcing patent

Eileen McDermott, New York

International law firm Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman has been granted a business method patent for a process relating to the firm’s outsourcing methodology, which it has dubbed ValueChain

Invented by Pillsbury global sourcing consulting principals Douglas Parker and Joseph Nash, the ValueChain patent covers a system and method for anaylzing the operation of an organization, especially in the context of outsourcing.

It was filed in May 2004 and...

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