April 4th, 2012

Avoiding Technology Agreement Traps [On Location]

By Martin Bergstedt | Comments (1)

Patent licensing and other technology agreements can be great tools, but a bad agreement, or an ineffective agreement process, can be strategically and financially devastating to both sides of the transaction. Check out these tips to avoid falling into common traps.

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March 1st, 2011

To Be or Not To Be… An Engineer

By Aurian Campbell | Comments (7)
Photo courtesy grahamc99 on Flickr

Yes, being a professional means that you get letters after your name, and yes it may make getting that next job a little easier, but I’d like to get your opinion on something. Can I venture to say that certification doesn’t necessarily make the engineer?

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February 17th, 2011

When Business and Chemistry Collide

By Elizabeth J. H. Guenther | Comments (2)
Gas Cylinders

The ongoing saga of the Air Products attempted hostile takeover of Airgas has come to a conclusion—for now. Late Tuesday night, a year after this battle began, a Delaware Court ruled against Air Products and did not force a redemption of Airgas’s “poison pill.”

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April 19th, 2010

Space for Ethics in Sustainability?

By Alessandra Carreon | Comments (8)

A First Time for Everything
Last month, the local Puget Sound section of AIChE, with help from other Washington state AIChE sections, organized the first event of its kind for the greater Pacific Northwest region (get ready for a mouthful): The AIChE Institute for Sustainability (IfS) First Regional Conference on Sustainability […]

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April 9th, 2010

Preparing Invention Disclosures [CEP]

By Cindy Mascone | Comments (0)

Here’s a peak into this month’s featured article from CEP:
The patent process can be a costly journey down a long and winding road. An invention disclosure serves as a roadmap for preparing the patent application and ultimately obtaining a valid, enforceable patent.
Read the full article and If […]

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March 29th, 2010

[Presentation] How to be an Expert Witness in an Adversarial Proceeding

By Joseph Cramer | Comments (0)

Are you a technical person interested in improving your ability to present expert testimony (in or out of a courtroom)?

If you’re presenting testimony for the first time or you’ve had a bad experience you’d like to learn from, these are skills worth acquiring. Presenting good and effective expert testimony is […]

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February 28th, 2010

Patents: How the Right to Exclude Turns Innovation Into Success

By Joseph Hamilton | Comments (0)
U.S. Patents Fall

How does an inventor, company or organization gain the most value from its innovations and new technologies?
Innovation is often cited as a “crucial determinant of competitiveness and national progress.”  For example, innovation has been shown to stimulate employment.  The number of new patent applications filed has long been used as […]

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