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Meat Inventors Talk About the Patentability of Food

July 10, 2018

When we think of patents, we often think of new high-tech gadgets or processes. However, with over 10 million patents issued in the US alone, it stands to reason that patents must encompass a wide range of inventions, and they do. Including…well, meat. Last year, NPR spoke with two prominent holders of meat IP – and their stories are worth revisiting. They remind us why patents exist in the first place, Read more about: Meat Inventors Talk About the Patentability of Food  »

8 Tips for Communicating with Your Global Workforce

June 28, 2018

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Communication is a key element for employers who want to keep their global workforce motivated. Creating a sense of belonging through a shared mission – with regular communications – is critical for employee satisfaction. It can go a long way towards promoting productivity and increasing employee engagement. For multinationals, it’s critical to devise a strategy that connects teams across locations and cultures. This helps produce a consistent on-brand internal voice and project the company image you want your employees to have. Read more about: 8 Tips for Communicating with Your Global Workforce  »

Why a Centralized Translation Source Matters for Biotech and Pharma IP

June 12, 2018

biotech and pharma intellectual propertyBiotech and pharma industries both work at the cutting edge of science to deliver medical innovations to patients around the world. While the actual contents of each industry’s intellectual property vary widely, the path to obtaining strong IP protection is much the same. A critically important part of that path includes extensive and complicated translations.

What’s the difference?

Pharma and biotech are often used interchangeably but it’s important to understand the distinction. Read more about: Why a Centralized Translation Source Matters for Biotech and Pharma IP  »

4 Common Mistakes to Avoid on Your Patent Journey

June 6, 2018

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If you want to profit off of something new and amazing that you created – or at the very least, get credit for your invention – obtaining a patent can lock down the rights to your intellectual property. However, the patent process is long, complicated and very costly. It must also be completed in every country in which you wish to be protected. So before you begin your patent journey, take a moment to make sure that you don’t accidentally put a stumbling block in front of your own success. Read more about: 4 Common Mistakes to Avoid on Your Patent Journey  »

How to Use Emails to Improve Customer Experience and Engagement

May 29, 2018

chinese keyboardAs more companies expand their international presence, one of their biggest challenges is developing and maintaining sustainable engagement with overseas customers. The days of personal customer interaction at a retail level are long gone, and worldwide live phone support is prohibitively expensive for all but a handful of companies. Social media is a helpful way to stay in touch and market your products and services, but it’s not a secure option for confidential or sensitive information. Read more about: How to Use Emails to Improve Customer Experience and Engagement  »