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Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference February 28 - March 2, 2018, Washington D.C.

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

The Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference 2018 (ABLC) will be held February 28 - March 2, 2018, at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. ABLC is the gathering point for top leaders in the Advanced Bioeconomy --...more

Stormwater/Poultry Processing Plants: U.S. Poultry & Egg Association Announces Completion of Research Project

The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (“Poultry & Egg Association”) announced what it described as a funded research project at the University of Georgia in which: . . . researchers questioned the role of poultry...more

FY 2019 Administration Budget Request

by Holland & Knight LLP on

President Donald Trump on February 12, 2018, submitted his budget request to Congress for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019. The President's full budget calls for approximately $4.4 trillion in total spending. Much of the budget seeks...more

President Trump Continues to Make Unmanned Aircraft Systems a Priority

The President’s fiscal 2019 (FY19) budget proposal was outlined yesterday, and it shows a willingness to invest in the safe integration of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) or drones into the National Airspace System, to the...more

Tried and trusted: US M&A in 2017: Searching for the next big thing: Healthcare M&A

by White & Case LLP on

The hunt for blockbuster drugs is driving activity within the sector, while technology firms’ increasing presence in the market will be an area to watch in 2018. Despite a fall in headline figures, the healthcare sector...more

NYSERDA Announces Assessment of Offshore Wind Alternatives

by Harris Beach PLLC on

Following up on Governor Cuomo’s recent directive to support the development of up to 2400 megawatts of offshore wind energy by 2030, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) released a...more

Patent Searches and Patent Strategies

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

Companies specializing in patent searches have increased in number and capability. But has the use of these services by patent attorneys kept up? New tools require new strategies. In considering patent searching, a...more

Novel Theories Emerge in Merger Enforcement

Antitrust merger enforcement historically has focused on horizontal mergers — consolidation of two firms that compete directly in the same space. This is especially true in the U.S., where antitrust authorities have...more

9 Top Trade Secrets You Need to Protect Now

by Revision Legal on

In practice, a trade secret can be pretty much anything. The federal Trade Secrets Act, 18 U.S. Code § 1839(3), defines a “trade secret” as...more

Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference February 28 - March 2, 2018, Washington D.C.

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

The Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference 2018 (ABLC) will be held February 28 - March 2, 2018, at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. ABLC is the gathering point for top leaders in the Advanced Bioeconomy --...more

Reading Between the Blurred Lines

The Federal Trade Commission recently released a Staff Report regarding consumer recognition of native and search advertising entitled “Blurred Lines”, summarizing its findings from its self-styled “exploratory research”....more

Overview of Recent U.S. Tax Reform Part I – Certain Significant Changes Impacting C-Corporations

by Mintz Levin on

On December 22, 2017, H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Tax Act”) was signed into law. As the first comprehensive U.S. federal income tax reform in over thirty years, the Tax Act includes dramatic changes to tax...more

Digital Health Year in Review: 2017 Trends and Looking Ahead to 2018

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Introduction - Throughout 2017, the health care and life science industries experienced a widespread proliferation of digital health innovation that presents challenges to traditional notions of health care delivery and...more

Pre-Revenue Biotech Companies Cleared to List on Hong Kong Stock Exchange

by Jones Day on

The Situation: The Hong Kong Stock Exchange’s failure to recognize that investors are able to evaluate biotech companies in the pre-revenue stages, and its consequent refusal to list those companies for trading, is viewed by...more

USDA Announces Support For SBIR Phase II Projects

On December 22, 2017, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced the release of a request for applications (RFA) for Phase II Small Business Innovation Research...more

DOE Awards $1.5 Million Grant For Algae Biofuel Production

On December 14, 2017, General Automation Lab Technologies (GALT) announced that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) awarded Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) a three year $3.5 million grant to improve the growth...more

DOE Announces $100 Million In Funding For Transformative Energy Projects

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

On December 13, 2017, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the availability of up to $100 million in funding to support innovators through early-stage research and development (R&D) projects focused on technologies...more

Currents - Energy Industry Insights - December 2017 #2

Virginia Agency Takes Unexpected Step that Could Delay Gas Pipeline Project - "The State Water Control Board approved permits for the $5 billion Atlantic Coast Pipeline, which is backed by Dominion Energy, but took the...more

EMA provides essential considerations to be taken into account for successful qualification of novel methodologies

by Hogan Lovells on

The European Medicines Agency (“EMA”) has published a checklist of the essential considerations to be addressed for successful qualification of novel methodologies....more

K&L Gates Triage: FDA & Health Care Update: The Use of Real-World Data and Real-World Evidence in Medical Product Development

by K&L Gates LLP on

In this episode, Erica Jackson discusses recent guidance from the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) on the consideration of real-world data and real-world evidence in regulatory decision-making related to medical devices and...more

From Red to Black: Using Tax Credit Programs to Complete the Project

Similar to other industries in today’s economy, our contractor and developer clients deal in a highly competitive marketplace. As contractors and developers seek opportunities to expand business, they should consider some...more

Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality/Shelby County Health Department Memorandum of Agreement: Crittenden County...

The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (“ADEQ”) and Shelby County Health Department-Air Pollution Control Program (“SCHD”) entered into a Memorandum of Agreement (“MOA”) titled: AIR QUALITY MONITORING FOR...more

[Webinar] ITAR for Government Contractors - New Developments for 2018 - December 13th, 1:00pm ET

by Williams Mullen on

Join Thomas McVey, partner and chair of Williams Mullen’s International Practice Group, for a complimentary webinar on the latest ITAR developments for government contracts executives. ITAR is an important area of...more

NNI Publishes Supplement to President’s 2018 Budget Request

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

On November 30, 2017, the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) published a supplement to the President’s 2018 budget. The supplement also serves as NNI’s annual report and summarizes the progress made in achieving NNI’s...more

Polish R&D tax relief even more attractive from 2018

by Dentons on

The President has signed into law important amendments to the tax relief regime for research and development, which will be effective as of 1 January 2018. This significantly improves the system introduced in 2016....more

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