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Renewable Energy Update - May 2017 #3

by Allen Matkins on

Renewable Energy Focus - Non-utility suppliers could serve 85% of load by mid-2020s, according to new CPUC report - Utility Dive - May 17 - A new report from the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and...more

Sovereign immunity shields university from inventorship dispute

by Hogan Lovells on

In a case involving medical methods invented by two Nobel laureates, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has ruled that sovereign immunity prevents a third researcher from pursuing his claim of co-inventorship...more

Whistleblowers on Campus: DOJ Adds Research Universities to its False Claims Act Focus

by Carlton Fields on

Federal funding is the grand prize for higher education research institutions. Each year, the federal government pumps hundreds of millions of dollars in research grants and awards into the university system. These funds are...more

False Claims Act Lawsuits Increasingly Target Universities

by WilmerHale on

Research universities have increasingly become targets for False Claims Act actions, both by private plaintiffs and by the government. Because the FCA began as a statute focused on government procurement and has only more...more

Health Alert (Australia) 26 September 2016

by DLA Piper on

In This Issue: - Judgments; Legislation; and Reports. - Excerpts from Judgments: Queensland - 10 September 2016 - Inquest into the death of C - C was a 14 year old girl with multiple physical and...more

DOE Joins Indian Ministry Of Science And Technology To Fund New PACE-R Consortium

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

On August 10, 2016, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced a $30 million expansion of the U.S.-India Partnership to Advance Clean Energy Research (PACE-R). DOE is partnered with the Indian Ministry of Science and...more

Energy Technology Connections Newsletter: Your Law Firm Link to Industry News - October 2015

by Mintz Levin on

A Note from the Editors - Our October edition of Energy Technology Connections brings you recent industry highlights, the latest news from Capitol Hill, and a list of upcoming energy industry events. In Leaders in the...more

NSF Will Provide $81 Million to Support New NNCI

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

The National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) announced on September 17, 2015, that the National Science Foundation (NSF) will provide a total of $81 million over five years to support 16 sites and a coordinating office as...more

DHS Awards Grant for Research In New Potential Target Area for Cyber-attacks

by King & Spalding on

On September 2, 2015, the University of Delaware announced that Professor Haining Wang had received a three-year, $2 million grant from the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) to investigate energy and power safety in...more

3D Printing of Medical Devices: When a Novel Technology Meets Traditional Legal Principles

by Reed Smith on

This white paper – 3D Printing of Medical Devices: When a Novel Technology Meets Traditional Legal Principles – explores the legal ramifications and risks of the rapidly increasing use of 3D printing of medical devices. 3D...more

Health Alert (Australia) - August 17, 2015

by DLA Piper on

In This Issue: - Judgments; Legislation; and Reports. - Excerpt from Judgements: New South Wales (NSW) 13 August 2015 - Waller v James [2015] NSWCA 232 The NSW...more

House Easily Passes 21st Century Cures Legislation, Includes Significant FDA Reforms

by Reed Smith on

On July 10, 2015, the U.S. House of Representatives passed with an overwhelming majority (344-77), the 21st Century Cures bill (H.R. 6), a high-profile bipartisan bill intended to speed up and improve the process for...more

NanoRem Announces Initial Ecotoxicity Results

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

Taking Nanotechnological Remediation Processes from Lab Scale to End User Applications for the Restoration of a Clean Environment (NanoRem) is a research project funded through the European Commission (EC) FP7....more

America COMPETES Reauthorization Act Of 2015 Includes Cuts To Clean Energy Research Funding

On May 20, 2015, the House voted to pass the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2015 (H.R. 1806) (COMPETES), a research funding bill that was originally enacted in 2007 to further U.S. scientific and technological...more

Perspectives on the President’s Precision Medicine Initiative

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

President Obama’s “precision medicine initiative” earmarked over $200 million from his proposed 2016 budget to “bring us closer to curing diseases like cancer and diabetes – and to give all of us access to the personalized...more

Up to $35 Million in Renewable Energy Funding Available for Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Technologies

by Reed Smith on

Overview - The Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (“EERE”) has made available up to $35 million in funding for research and development and demonstration and deployment projects to...more

Investors Should Note U.S. Medical Research Funding Slows

by McGuireWoods LLP on

Investments by the federal government in medical research has declined in recent years, according to the results of a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association....more

NIH Announces New One-Grant-at-a-Time Policy

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

In a move designed to stretch budget dollars and spread the research wealth, the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) announced last week that starting next year, it will impose a one-grant-at-a-time policy...more

Top NIH-funded U.S. Universities 2014

On Monday, Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News (GEN) published a list of the Top 50 NIH-funded U.S. universities in fiscal year October 1st – September 30th. Geographically, California leads the list of most Federal...more

Deadline Looms for New PCORI Grant Applications

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

Wednesday the Patient-Centered Outcomes Institute announced the availability of up to $76 million in new grant money for comparative effectiveness research projects. But the deadline for prospective applicants to submit...more

Consolidated Appropriations Act Provides for Public Access to Federal Research

Last month, President Obama signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014, which makes consolidated appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014. One provision of the 639-page Act, which can be found in...more

Cuomo Announces State Investment of $225 Million Toward the Buffalo High-Tech Manufacturing Innovation Hub

by Hodgson Russ LLP on

On November 21, 2013, Governor Cuomo announced the state’s commitment of $225 million toward the creation of a clean energy research campus in Buffalo, New York. Referred to as the RiverBend project, the campus is slated for...more

A Reply to the New England Journal of Medicine

In its August 29, 2013 edition, the New England Journal of Medicine saw fit to print two "perspective" pieces attacking the Bayh-Dole Act. The primary article is by Dr. Howard Markel entitled "Patents, Profits, and the...more

Paying for Family Vacations With NIH Funds Triggers FCA Lawsuit and Settlement

by BakerHostetler on

Northwestern University will pay $2.93 million to settle a federal False Claims Act (FCA) lawsuit brought by a former employee who alleged Northwestern allowed a researcher to submit false claims under certain cancer research...more

Here Come the Feds

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

What President Obama’s second term means for the tech industry - As the first president to appoint a chief technology officer, President Obama has worked hard to portray himself as a friend to the tech industry. He’s...more

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