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President Signs Final FY 2017 Appropriations Bill - S&T Does Well

Greetings from D.C. The President has now signed into law the final appropriations bill for FY 2017 (HR 244). The omnibus bill provides for over $1 trillion in discretionary spending and funds all of the science agencies through the end of September 2017. Of most interest to the S&T community...
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Senate Moving (Maybe) on COMPETES Reauthorization

Greetings from D.C. The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation (CST) Committee recently held a hearing on “Leveraging the U.S. Science and Technology Enterprise,” signaling a “possible” break in the effort to reauthorize one of the key legislative vehicles to support...
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White House Hosts Water Innovation Summit

Greetings from D.C. Against the backdrop of mounting water challenges in the U.S. (i.e., drought in the West, flooding in the Southwest, water quality in Flint, Mich.), the White House hosted a Water Innovation Summit on March 22 to “shine a spotlight on the importance of cross-cutting,...
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WIPO Issues 2015 Global IP Indicators Report

Greetings from D.C. In 2015 the United States ranked 2 nd in patent applications, 2 nd in trademark filings, 4 th in industrial design applications, and 3 rd in plant variety applications worldwide (in terms of total intellectual property (IP) filing activity—from both residents and abroad)...

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