Commentary Stories

PPP: TIPS & TECHNIQUES - The Secret to Successful Copper Reds

March 1, 2005
For many potters, the quest for the perfect copper red glaze is never-ending.
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IP IN DEPTH: New Patent Fees

March 1, 2005
On December 8, 2004, President Bush signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act (H.R. 4818) into law. In addition to setting a budget for U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) expenses, the act also revised the schedule of fees that the PTO charges for patent applications.
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REFRACTORIES REVIEW: Advancing Technology

March 1, 2005
The annual production and market value for refractories has steadily decreased in recent years, so there are economic concerns associated with the ongoing improvement of products and technologies that are bringing in less revenue.
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February 1, 2005
Whenever any company consistently implements practices that reduce employee morale, they must realize that the impact will be poor service, poor attendance and less than stellar performance.
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INSIDE CI: What If...?

February 1, 2005
The monthly roundup by Editor Kristi Grahl.
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SUCCESS STRATEGIES: The $100,000 Question

February 1, 2005
Every company has profit leaks-areas where inefficiencies are draining cash and profit from the business. The challenge facing business owners and upper management is how to identify and fix those leaks.
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KILN CONNECTION: Conservation is Key

January 1, 2005
Columnist Ralph Ruark offers some ideas on how to avoid running out of energy in the current global fuel market.
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Inside CI: Reflections

December 1, 2004
This is the season to appreciate the lessons of the past, embrace the present, and move forward with optimism and hope.
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IP IN DEPTH: Losing Confidentiality in Pending U.S. Patent Applications

November 1, 2004
Companies that are concerned about exposing their technologies and their legal protection strategies that develop during the prosecution of pending applications might wish to consider the use of trade secret protection when applicable.
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INSIDE CI: An Outsourcing Alternative

November 1, 2004
Remaining competitive is possible--if you have the right equipment.
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