Caterpillar Inc. is boosting its efforts to license its intellectual product portfolio, which includes 7,000 patents. The Technology Licensing Group at Cat (www.cat.com/products/shared/technology_products/technology_products.html) has ruggedized techniques for electronic packaging, thermal and vibration analysis, and mixed signal techniques, as well as mechanical and manufacturing technologies. Engine and motion controls are a big part of the technology portfolio.
Fifty-six-year-old Pasquale Russo has been doing metalwork for more than 30 years in a tiny southern Italy village. Many craftsmen like him brought with them fabrication skills when they came from the Old World to America.
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