Finally, after a year of negotiations, Presidents Trump and Xi have at least worked out the easy stuff on the Sino-U.S. tariff war, as China has agreed to buy more American goods and allow foreign companies more access to its domestic market.
Dental restorations are created by preparing a hydrocolloid mold for dental appliances such as crowns and bridges.
February 4, 2019
Continental Dental Ceramics, Inc. announced that its recently issued U.S. patent 10,182,895 covers the technology and application behind gelcasting zirconia dental restorations without the need for machinable pre-sintered zirconia blocks.
R&D at Saint-Gobain is reportedly supported by 3,700 employees, a global network of eight cross-business research centers and numerous dedicated R&D units for a total investment of €446 million (approximately $509 million) in 2017.
February 1, 2019
For the eighth consecutive year, Saint-Gobain has been named one of the 100 most innovative companies and institutions, according to the Clarivate Analytics “Top 100 Global Innovators” ranking for 2018.
When I take my car to the shop these days, the “tech” mechanic hooks it up to a computer and the analysis system displays the exact status of all the onboard system elements. When I apply for a patent, one of 9,000 patent examiners formulates their own written opinion of why they believe my invention is obvious and not patentable.
On January 16, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) raised a number of fees that are estimated to increase annual revenue by about $400 million. For utility patents, the combined filing, search and examination fees increased from $1,600 to $1,720 for large entities. For every independent claim over three, the fee increased from $420 to $460; for each claim greater than 20, the fee increased from $80 to $100. The Issue fee also increased from $960 to $1,000.
Early in my career, an inventor came to my office to talk about patenting his invention. After I advised him about having a patentability search conducted and then explained all that is involved in preparing and prosecuting a patent application, he had one question: “When can I make some money on this?”
The main purpose of the U.S. Constitution was to establish the basic rights of all American citizens and provide direction on how the government should work. During the colonial era, intellectual property (IP) in America was actually owned by Great Britain.
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