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OMB/OSTP Release FY 2014 Budget Guidance

Greetings from D.C. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Office of Science & Technology Policy (OSTP) have issued budget guidance for agency heads to consider when developing their budgets for FY 2014. The first memo covers budget issues generally, and the second covers S&T...
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Proposed New Law Targets Patent Trolls

In an effort to protect technology companies from "patent trolls" who buy patents solely to sue others for infringement, Reps. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) and Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) recently introduced the Saving High-tech Innovators from Egregious Legal Disputes (SHIELD) Act in the House of...
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Senate Amendments to Energy Bill Have T2 Focus

This week the Senate expects to vote on the Energy Policy Modernization Act. Two new amendments to this bill, approved last week, could have big impacts on technology transfer. One amendment, cosponsored by a bipartisan group of senators, is designed to promote the development of nuclear...
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Startup Act 2.0 Introduced in the Senate and House

Greetings from D.C. In early May, legislation was introduced in the Senate with potential implications for retaining immigrant entrepreneurial talent, as well as accelerating federally funded, university-based technology transfer. A similar bill was introduced in the House shortly thereafter...

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