At well over 1 million sq ft and growing, the triennial plastics showcase will have operating equipment at 400+ booths.Read more
PFFC's "On Print" columnist Dene Taylor will present educational session on packaging.Read more
The fundamentals of air entrainment, entrapment, and rheology are critical to product success.Read more
The high barrier performance of EVOH, even after abuse, has allowed for conversion from foil and metallized film laminations to co-extruded barrier films.Read more
News | New Products
Patent-pending films developed by Pregis for inflatable cushioning applications
Thermoplastic elastomers are said to protect the freshness, quality, and safety of food and beverages
The company has had a busy and productive decade as a supplier of protective packaging solutions
An impressive array of speakers also will address economic trends, building winning organizational cultures, and more
SpearRC developed to offer PET bottle the benefits of pressure-sensitive labels
Operations have begun at the new manufacturing plant in Lebanon, OH, which will specialize in solvent ink production
The Onset R40LT wide-format printer is said to offer flexibility for different types of printing needs
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- February 11, 2013
The next live presentation of “So, Should We Patent That?” is scheduled for the CPP Expo, Sept 28 - Oct. 1, 2014 at the McCormick Convention Center, Chicago, IL. In this overview of intellectual property from a “factory floor” perspective, I’ll offer my insights on several different alternatives for protecting your “intellectual property” including filing a patent application, maintaining your property as a trade secret, disclosing your new idea (why would you ever want to do that?!), and doing nothing.
My education in intellectual property started soon after graduated college. I had the joy of working with several talented colleagues and within a few years, we developed several technical advances that warranted filing patent applications. While I am first and foremost an engineer ((incidentally, my 14th patent issued in January 2013), I am also a patent agent and I have served as an expert witness in cases involving corporate espionage (theft of trade secrets) and patent infringement.
This presentation is a somewhat more polished version of the original presentation recognized with a John Matteucci Award for excellence in a technical presentation at the 2012 AIMCAL Web Coating and Handling Conference. I hope that you’ll find my talk interesting and informative.