Commentary Stories

Credit for Home Builders

April 2, 2013

In last week's CI CyberNews CyberPoll, we asked readers if the Home Construction Lending Regulatory Improvement Act of 2013 is likely to increase jobs in the construction sector.


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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.
April 1, 2013

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?
April 1, 2013

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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Flight Safety

March 26, 2013

The Transportation Security Administration recently announced that pocket knives and other previously prohibited items will be allowed in airline cabins starting in April. What are your thoughts on the issue?


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What Are CEOs Worth?

March 19, 2013

Last week's CI CyberNews CyberPoll focused on income inequality. A recent online video ("Wealth in America") claims that the average CEO makes 380 times what the average worker makes. Are top executives worth that much?


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Working from Home

March 12, 2013

In last week's CI CyberNews CyberPoll, we asked readers if they thought Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's ban on working from home was a good idea. What do you think?


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Reading Preferences

March 5, 2013

We asked readers in last week's CI CyberNews CyberPoll if they prefer e-books to traditionally published hardcover or paperback books. What do you think?


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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.
March 1, 2013

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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Glass Works: Cleaning Up the “Greenwashing”

With new FTC guidance and attempts to provide more clarity to consumers about package recycling, glass container manufacturers hope that more consumers who are choosing glass containers will also choose to recycle them.
March 1, 2013

This latest set of revisions, developed after input from thousands of stakeholders, is largely in response to the “green” marketing declarations that have ballooned in the past several years as consumers have become more attentive to the impact products and packaging have on the environment.


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Ceramic Decorating: CPSC Commissioner Keynotes Deco ’13

Deco ’13 will be held April 13-15 at the Hyatt Regency Louisville.
March 1, 2013

SGCDpro is pleased to announce Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Commissioner Robert S. Adler as the keynote speaker for Deco ’13 in Louisville, Ky.


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