Business Process

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Business Process

The series of activities undertaken to create a product or deliver a service. Companies often lay down specific rules for business process to ensure activities are completed in an organized and efficient manner. Business process may involve division of labor between multiple persons and/or technologies. For example, in a publishing company, one person may write material, a second may edit it, a third may add graphics, and a fourth may print it. Business process is also called business function.
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I have found that strict business methods go a long way in securing the interest of rich people.
Life, for him, was a business enterprise, and he kept the books after the most approved business methods.
Denis Eady was the son of Michael Eady, the ambitious Irish grocer, whose suppleness and effrontery had given Starkfield its first notion of "smart" business methods, and whose new brick store testified to the success of the attempt.
Over the past fifteen years, business method patents have been a
The NIA hopes to educate nonprofits that business method patents and their abuse, is not good for the marketplace.
To foster that objective, alliance members have agreed to cross-license current and future business method patents to each other on a royalty-free basis.
business method patents were issued in insurance--compared with 18 in the preceding four years, said actuary Tom Bakos, president of Tom Bakos Consulting Inc.
A new business method is unlikely to stand alone but is likely to rely upon the prior business innovations of others, which may now be more easily patented.
Over the past 15 years, the patent office has issued thousands of business method patents.
The business method patents were created over 10 years ago to cover technology that enables business carry on transactions over the internet.
30) Business method patents are subjected to a double examination or two-tier review by the PTO.
and RightClicks, have agreed to cross-license current and future business method patents to each other on a royalty-free basis.