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Jordan C.C.,McDermott Will and Emery LLP | Kaiser I.N.,McDermott Will and Emery LLP | Moore V.C.,Rice University
Nanotechnology Law and Business | Year: 2013

As the world ushers in the next technology revolution, which many believe will be based on nanotechnology and molecular manufacturing, countries and regions are increasingly investing in nanotechnology research and development, and into protecting their innovations through intellectual property. This article offers a review of the 2012 Nanotechnology Patent Literature, including analysis by country, region and technology sector, which illustrates the continued growth of nanotechnology innovation and leadership by the United States. Further, the technology sector analysis shows materials and computers continue to rise rapidly while the energy sector is growing steadily.


Gaff B.M.,McDermott Will and Emery LLP | Dawson A.H.,Harman International Industries Inc.
Computer | Year: 2013

Communication between engineers and lawyers can be less than ideal, but improving it has far-reaching benefits and can help companies avoid risk. The Web extra at http://youtu.be/d5KB-Qwv4t4 is an audio recording from the Computing and the Law column, in which the authors discuss how to improve interactions between company engineers and lawyers, as well as the positive impact this can have on the company's bottom line. © 1970-2012 IEEE.


Gaff B.M.,McDermott Will And Emery LLP
Computer | Year: 2013

Engineers thinking about a career change should consider opportunities available to them as lawyers, patent agents, and expert witnesses. The Web extra at http://youtu.be/uXBS1J1gBd8 is an audio recording from the Computing and the Law column, in which the authors discuss how engineers thinking about a career change should consider opportunities available to them as lawyers, patent agents, and expert witnesses. © 1970-2012 IEEE.


Vittor J.L.,McDermott Will and Emery LLP
Journal / American Water Works Association | Year: 2010

The future of US water infrastructure which witness an annual shortfall of at least $11 billion to replace aging facilities is discussed. The lack of investment has complicated by the complex legal issues that surround water rights and the difficult challenge of coming up with the funds to improve water infrastructure within the context of the fragmented and challenging regulatory environment. There are also significant regional discrepancies in the availability of water. The US Environmental Protection Agency's (USEPA's) Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water (OGWDW), along with USEPA's 10 regional drinking water programs, oversee implementation of the Safe Drinking Water Act, which is the national law safeguarding US tap water. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 provide significant funding for states to finance high-priority infrastructure projects needed to ensure clean and safe drinking water. An industry group representing water utilities nationwide, the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC), is one group that supports legislation to bring water and wastewater projects out from under the state volume cap on PABs.


Garrison L.P.,University of Washington | Neumann P.J.,Tufts University | Radensky P.,McDermott Will and Emery LLP | Walcoff S.D.,McDermott Will and Emery LLP
Health Affairs | Year: 2010

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act established a new Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to identify and address research priorities for comparative effectiveness research. Among its many responsibilities, the institute has been charged with setting priorities, developing methodological standards, and communicating research results to decision makers. In this paper we consider how the institute can support the different standards for acceptable evidence used by various government agencies, providers, patients, and other decision makers. We argue that the public interest will best be served if the institute develops a balanced and flexible approach to deciding which types of studies to fund. © 2010 Project HOPE-The People-to-People Health Foundation, Inc.


Peskoe A.,McDermott Will and Emery LLP
Electricity Journal | Year: 2012

Federal regulators issued their first approval for construction of a new nuclear reactor in a generation, but no more than a few new reactors are expected in the near term. Eventually, regional generation trends may present opportunities in states with cost-of-service ratemaking. In organized wholesale markets, reforms that mandate long-term thinking are necessary to compensate for market structures and economic realities. © 2012 Elsevier Inc..


Gaff B.M.,McDermott Will and Emery LLP
Computer | Year: 2015

Several intellectual property cases this year raise important patent, copyright, and trademark law issues-this month's column focuses on the patent cases. Part one in a two-part series. The Web extra at http://youtu.be/caRwpdYrGDE is an audio recording of Brian M. Gaff reading his Computing and the Law column, in which he discusses several 2015 intellectual property cases that raise important patent, copyright, and trademark law issues. © 1970-2012 IEEE.

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