On January 31, 2011, the White House announced the launch of the Startup America initiative and noted that the Department of Commerce was “finalizing a plan to allow entrepreneurs to request faster review of their patents, an initiative that should lower patent pendency times overall and speed the deployment of new ideas to the marketplace.
We begin each New Year with a strong focus on raw and manufactured materials in our annual Materials Handbook issue. An Address Index for key suppliers* is included, while materials and their definitions/descriptions are listed alphabetically.
Our annual Services Directory aims to help you find the best service providers for your needs. The directory includes companies* ranging from business consultants and testing labs to toll processors and equipment resellers, along with details regarding what specific services they can provide to help your business succeed.