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2007

Oct 30 - Nov 2 - SEMA SHOW 2007
Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Come see the PermaStar® Harley-Davidson Motorcycle at the DuPont Powder Coatings booth! See you there! (#22684)


January
European Regional Application No. 01983171.8 (based on PCT Application No. PCT/US01/32568), entitled "Vacuum Metallization Process for Chroming Substrates," with a priority date of October 24, 2000 and an international filing date of October 18, 2001. As of January 25, 2007 the examiner had requested clarification on several claims and offered alternative verbiage that would be acceptable. Approval of the verbiage change has been agreed to and resubmitted.


2006

December
U.S. Patent No. 7,150,923, entitled "Chrome Coating Composition", issued December 19, 2006. This patent will serve to fortify the protection of our Process Patent and make it easier to prove infringement.

December
Mexican Patent Application No. PA/A/2003/003625 (based on PCT Application No. PCT/US01/32568), entitled “Vacuum Metallization Process for Chroming Substrates,” with a priority date of October 24, 2000 and an international filing date of October 18, 2001. As of December 20, 2006 the application was in review, the first office action had been received and the outlook for acceptance is favorable.

October
Australian Patent Application Serial No. 20022141620 (based on PCT Application No. PCT/US01/32568), entitled “Vacuum Metallization Process for Chroming Substrates,” with a priority date of October 24, 2000 and an international filing date of October 18, 2001. On September 29, 2006 the Australian Patent Office issued a notice stating there were no objections to the application and the application and complete specification were accepted. Notice of the acceptance appeared in the Supplement to the Australian Official Journal of Patents on October 12, 2006.

October
Canadian Patent Application Serial No. 2,426,814 (based on PCT Application No. PCT/US01/32568), entitled “Vacuum Metallization Process for Chroming Substrates,” with a priority date of October 24, 2000 and an international filing date of October 18, 2001. As of October 30, 2006 the application is in review and outlook for acceptance is favorable.


2005

February
PermaStar® approved for use on Daimler/Chrysler for alloy wheels.


2004

November
U.S Patent Application Serial No. 10/990,708, entitled "Chrome Coating Composition," filed November 17,2004


2003

June
License is issued to American Powder Coating of Downey, California for a PermaStar® finishing job shop.


2002

June
U.S Patent No.6399,152, entitled "Vacuum Metallization Process for Chroming Substrates," issued June 4, 2002.