The rare earths industry is in a state of transition. China, which currently dominates in the production and supply of rare earths, as well as in many downstream product areas, is being challenged by new producers from other regions.
Modern mechanical carbon materials are being used in a variety of applications, including aircraft gear boxes, air turbine motor starters, and main shaft seals for both aircraft turbine engines and aircraft auxiliary power units (APUs).
To participate in the pilot program, applications must include a glossary of terms at the time of filing.
June 2, 2014
On March 26 the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced that it will launch a new Glossary Pilot Program in which expedited processing of patent applications will be offered to applications that include a glossary of terms that defines the terms used in patent claims.