November news, research and publications in the the polymer world.
An updated patent fee schedules from the USPTO has been released, increasing prices for certain activities but other remain constant from the previous revision.
Berry Plastics announced it will purchase Clopay Plastics Product Company. Clopay makes breathable films for multiple consumer products.
Interesting Publications (subscription/access may be required)
In the spirit of winter in the Northern Hemisphere: a Nature Communications publication on polymers mimics of biological antifreeze, and a Journal of Controlled Release publication on a polymeric microneedle device used to deliver influenza vaccines.