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IP in Depth: First-to-File Cautions and Strategies

The best strategy is for inventors and patent applicants is to file patent applications as early as possible.
By Michael Gzybowski
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When the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) adopted the America Invents Act (AIA) “first-to-file” system on March 16, the following scenarios became reality.


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Inside CI: What’s Old is New

Is patience always a virtue in the product development process?
By Susan Sutton
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My daughter recently introduced me to the wonders of Internet radio and it’s official—I’m hooked. At the risk of dating myself, let me just say the ’80s channel is getting a lot of play in my office. I’m amazed that I know the lyrics of so many of these songs, most of which I’d forgotten even existed. But I digress.


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Using Windows to Generate Electricity

A new electricity-generating coating is capable of generating electricity on glass.
By Patrick Thompson
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Over the years, glass building components such as windows have evolved from simply providing a transparent barrier against the outside environment to fundamentally altering design aesthetics and facilitating energy conservation through the reduction of energy and operating costs.


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Inside CI: Marching On

Let’s learn from our challenges (and even our mistakes) without allowing them to limit our future potential.
By Susan Sutton
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Our current economic situation is kind of like an impossibly extended March; things are starting to get better, but the progress is slow and the winter was so bad that it’s hard to imagine that spring is coming.


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IP in Depth: Preparing for First-to-File

By Michael Gzybowski
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On March 16, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will switch from the current “first-to-invent” system to a “first-to-file” system.


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Improving Quality and Efficiency

Manufacturers can gain a measurable advantage by implementing software tools to automate the ballooning and specification process.
By Jeff Cope
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As we enter 2013, ceramic manufacturers are more focused than ever on finding ways to improve their business.


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USGBC Releases 2012 List of Top 10 LEED States

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The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) recently announced it has released its annual list of the top 10 states for new LEED certifications in 2012.
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Global Demand for Robots to Show Promising Growth through 2016

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Global demand for robots is forecast to increase nearly 11% per year through 2016 to $20.2 billion, outpacing both the world’s economy and overall manufacturing activity, according to a new study.
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Investing in Ceramics: Heroic Efforts

By Richard Cass
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An advanced ceramic materials manufacturer acts as a corporate model for the VOW Act of 2011.


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6 Tips for Disaster Preparedness

By Hillel L. Presser
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As East Coast residents continue to put their lives back together after Hurricane Sandy, asset protection lawyer Hillel L. Presser reminds Americans that we’re all vulnerable.


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