With the help of software and performance optimization solutions, ERP systems can drive and sustain lasting improvements for ceramic and glass manufacturers.
February 2, 2015
Challenging economic times mean that manufacturing executives must do more with less. Heading into 2015, the world’s top multinational manufacturers are trying to find a safe route through an economy known more for the promise of volatility than the prospect of surefire growth.
In my March 2014 column (“Compact Prosecution,” pp. 9-10), I discussed how U.S. patent applicants resorted to filing requests for continued examination (RCE) applications as the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) stayed the course on compact prosecution.
The Optical Society (OSA) recently applauded the inclusion of H.R. 2996, the bipartisan Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation Act (RAMI), in the $1.1 trillion 2015 Omnibus Appropriations bill, which passed the House on December 11 and subsequently passed the Senate on December 13.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO) September 7, 2010, Director’s Form: A Blog from USPTO’s Leadership addressed the then current backlog of more than 700,000 applications, efforts to reduce pendency and factors that contribute to examination delays.