Music City plays host to converters attending the Flexographic Technical Assn.'s annual conference and exhibition.Read more
Folding carton and corrugated converters will find equipment displays and educational opportunities in die-cutting, foil stamping, embossing, and more.Read more
How well do you understand the relationship between your films and your corona treater?Read more
EVOH allows conversion from foil and metallized film laminations to co-extruded barrier films.Read more
News | New Products
The iAmp2 amplifier reportedly saves set-up time and simplifies web tension measurement
The reports shows the material known as nylon has a number of applications, including some found in the converting industry
ECG seminar will feature a wide range of topics and break-out sessions
The Novamelt location in Germany, where hot melt p-s adhesives are produced, is expected to play a key role in the integration of the two companies
According to a study from the Corrugated Packaging Alliance, shipping in corrugated containers saves 10.4 percent annually compared to RPCs
The 2015 North American Paperboard Packaging Competition, which recognizes excellence through the entire converting process, is accepting entries
A recent show in China was the occasion for the introduction of the modular ‘Concept’ and a carbon fibre chamber doctor blade
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- September 06, 2013
The CPP Expo has an excellent technical conference running September 28 -October 1, 2014 at the McCormick Place, Chicago. I'll be presenting “So, Should We Patent That?” 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 this presentation interesting and informative.