Technology Today - Home
 
 
Product Data Management: Changing the Way We Do Business
Imagine a world in which there are common business processes across the company … where a common tool ensures process discipline and predictable execution … where a Web-based work environment enables consistent collaboration … where you are able to retrieve the information you need at your fingertips in near-real time … and where you can design anywhere, build anywhere and support anywhere.

No, this isn't the stuff of science fiction or fantasy. It's the goal of Team Product Data Management (PDM). Team PDM is an enterprisewide team whose mission is to provide a common affordable solution across the company to improve execution and collaboration and drive predictable bottom-line performance.

read more …

IP Track: Enabling Innovation and Protecting Raytheon's Intellectual Property
At Raytheon, innovation takes place all around us; it's part of our history, drives our future, and can come from anywhere in the organization. As mentioned in "Technology Today",; Issue 1, 2009 — "Raytheon's Culture of Innovation" — inclusiveness of innovation is a key method of addressing our customers' needs. To protect Raytheon's legacy of innovation, we obtain patents and trademarks from the United States and foreign patent and trademark bodies. We developed a new tool, called IP Track, to increase the efficiency of filing patent and trademark applications.

Before a patent or trademark application is filed at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office or a foreign patent or trademark office, the invention or mark is subject to a series of internal reviews, a process that is handled by the Intellectual Property & Licensing Department, and the company's intellectual property attorneys.

read more …