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DC Dispatch - July 29, 2016

DOD T2 Study Highlights Economic Impacts (Licensing agreements from 2000 – 2014) A new report by the TechLink for DOD: highlights the results of a “yearlong study of the economic impacts from DOD license agreements with U.S. industry.” From the Executive Summary , “[T]he...
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DC Dispatch - June 10, 2016

Update on COMPETES Reauthorization (Senate ready to act – maybe; could include tech transfer - possibly) The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee recently held: a hearing on “Leveraging the U.S. Science and Technology Enterprise”, signaling a ‘possible...
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DC Dispatch - June 24, 2016

Senate Drops New COMPETEs Bill (Includes tech transfer language) Sens. Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Gary Peters (D-MI) have released: a “successor to the America COMPETES Act - the primary legislative vehicle in recent years for setting policy for the White House Office of Science and Technology...
DC Dispatch - June 9, 2017
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DC Dispatch - June 9, 2017

Article on Software Copyright v. Patenting A recent guest post in the intellectual property (IP) blog Patently-O discusses the issue of software copyright versus patenting. In the post Are Copyright and Patent Overlapping or Mutually Exclusive in Protecting Software Innovations , the author states...
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DC Dispatch - March 18, 2016

House Budget Hearing on DOE Activities (Mentioned tech transferring and “Finding Ernie”) DOE tech transfer was addressed briefly: in a recent House budget hearing. The House Appropriations Committee, Subc. On Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies, hearing on March 2,...
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DC Dispatch - March 31, 2017

House Science Cmte Releases “Views and Estimates” T he House Science, Space and Technology Committee released : their annual Views and Estimates (click link for FY 2018) assessment recently, providing more details on their proposed legislative agenda for FY 2018. From a summary blurb...
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DC Dispatch - March 4, 2016

House Sets ST Priorities for 2016 The House Science, Space and Technology Committee has indicated : where its focus will be during FY 2016 (already underway of course). As summarized by AIP , “[T]he priorities of the committee majority in 2016 include continued focus on transparency and...
DC Dispatch - March, 17, 2017
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DC Dispatch - March, 17, 2017

President Trump Releases FY 2018 Budget Blueprint (Focus Here on S&T) President Trump has now released : his FY 2018 ‘budget blueprint’, containing more details on his initial release last month of the top line priorities for the coming fiscal year. The full budget – with...
DC Dispatch - May 12, 2017
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DC Dispatch - May 12, 2017

Final FY 2017 Appropriations Passed (R&D Budget Does Well) The President has now signed : the final FY2017 appropriations bill funding the government through the end of September. The omnibus bill (HR 244) provides for over $1 trillion in discretionary spending, including Federal R&D...
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DC Dispatch - May 13, 2016

Senate Passes Comprehensive Energy Policy Bill (Includes Some Tech Transfer-Related Provisions) The Senate has now passed: the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2016 by a vote of 85 to 12. According to a summary in AIP , “[T]his comprehensive and bipartisan omnibus energy policy bill...

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