The IRS issued new proposed regulations on January 20, 2015. These regulations are intended to provide guidance on how internally developed software applies to the R&D tax credit. ...more
Like claims for defamation or commercial disparagement, Lanham Act claims are viable only if they involve statements of fact, rather than opinion. But what happens if an advertising statement concerns an issue that is a...more
We’ve all heard of Google.
But have you heard of Google X?
Google X is Google’s super somewhat secret research facility, a la Q Branch of Ian Fleming’s 007 spy novel fame, which has as its mission the...more
The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue has issued detailed rules for the application and sale of various Pennsylvania tax credits. Corporation Tax Bulletin 2014-04 replaces Corporation Tax Bulletin 2011-03. The Bulletin...more
Two significant Washington research and development tax incentives are set to expire on January 1, 2015: the High Technology B&O Tax Credit for qualified R&D expenditures (“High-Tech Credit”) and the High Technology Sales and...more
BRAG member Micromidas, along with the Michigan Molecular Institute and Michigan Sugar Company, is working on a $150,000 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from DOE with the goal of developing a process to...more
The business model that has served the pharma industry so well for 20 years has become expensive and slow. But digital technology and Big Data, says Filip van Elsen, might help the industry reboot its relationship with...more
There is building momentum for the Federal Government to change laws which currently apply to employees share schemes to counter the problems arising from previous changes made in 2009, and as a result, to increase the level...more
On May 9, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Research Competitiveness Act of 2014, which would make permanent the expired research and development (R&D) tax credit. The bill, H.R. 4438, passed...more
On May 19, 2014, two U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) notices were published in the Federal Register. The first is a notice of an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee (Committee)....more
The House Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on Research and Technology held a hearing on May 20, 2014, on "Nanotechnology: From Laboratories to Commercial Products." The purpose of the hearing was to examine the...more
The 2014 regular session of the Alabama legislature has been underway for over two months and is nearing its end. The legislature is off this week for Spring Break, then returns on Tuesday, April 1, for three final meeting...more
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