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A patent is the public disclosure of the invention and the best way of practicing the invention, in exchange for the rights to that information for a set period of time namely being 20 years. A patent permits its owner to exclude members of the public from making, using, or selling the claimed invention. This type of arrangement is a necessity for any type of scientific work. It allows other people to share in the ideas that have been thought and utilized by a company and/or indi

Paul Anthony Samuelson, an American economist, was born in Gary, Indiana, in 1915. He was educated at the University of Chicago and Harvard University. In 1941 he joined the economics faculty of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where in 1966 he was named institute professor, the highest professional rank at the institution. In those years he was also appointed to the rank of president of the American Economic Association in 1961. In 1947, he won the John Bates Clark awa

The management techniques of Peter Drucker and Warren Bennis may differ; however, the basis premise is still the same. Both Drucker and Bennis are well-known experts in the field of management. In fact, both of these men have formed great alliances in their careers. Let's take a brief look into the lives of Drucker and Bennis. Peter Drucker was born in Vienna in the early 1900's. Today, Drucker is perhaps the most influential writer in the field of management. He is the author

There are many alternatives that are used to motivate workers beyond the conventional bureaucratic ways that was once thought of as the only way to control workers. Since the 1960's we have learned a great deal of information leading to the discovery of alternatives to bureaucratic organizations. Today, bureaucratic ideas are still widely used among organizations, however a shift in thinking occurred and the question was asked, What are the alternatives if bureaucracy it not worki

Conducting business in china requires a great deal of patience, respect, timing, humility, knowledge, cunning, and just the right amount of aggression. Knowing these are the tools that are to be employed for successful negotiating is completely worthless unless you know how and when to use each of them. Missing a cue for changing from being patient to aggressive, or being humble instead of cunning, will make or break a negotiation in an instant. As the article entitled, "Scaling the

Company History William Proctor and James Gamble created Proctor and Gamble in 1873. William Proctor introduce him self to Cincinnati as a candlemaker, while his counterpart apprenticed himself to a soapmaker. They met by chance when they married sisters and fittingly they initiated a partnership of candlemaking and soapmakeing. A partnership then originated on October 13, 1837. In 1850 Moons and Stars became the unofficial trademark. In 1862, Proctor and Gamble profited by making

Executive Summary The purpose of this analysis is to show how proforma planning is needed to make capital budgeting decisions. The proforma income statement will show a projected growth of net sales for Adidas of 15%. In conclusion, Adidas is continually maximizing its growth as a sports apparel industry. Introduction Adidas is one of many successful sporting goods apparel stores in the industry. With sales increasing from 2,708 million in 1998 to 2,718 million in 1999, th

Introduction Music is a general love of almost every college student. Many develop their personalities, profiles, and various other tastes based on their listening choices. In general, many college students acquire the same spectrum of listening values. If a radio station, one that wishes to target the college student population, can discover the musical preferences of the general population of students, they will be able to grow within the specific market. Since the target

Introduction to Real Estate Real Estate is, by definition, the land and everything that is a part of it and the extent of one's interest in it. The word real in real estate stands for the fact that it is land and different than personal property. It is real property, property that is more or less immobile. The word estate in real estate stands for the interest that one has in the property. This definitions shows that real estate is a different sort of property.

Despite all the recession talk recently, the economy apparently isn't doing so badly. The Commerce department today (4.27) announced that GDP grew at a 2.0% annual rate in the first quarter. This was up from 1% in the final quarter of 2000. The 2% rate is still slower than this time last year, but it seems as though a recession has been avoided for another quarter. (A recession is often defined by 2 or more quarters of negative growth, click here for more on the definition of