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USPTO announces cancer moonshot challenge
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • August 22 2016

The USPTO announced a public challenge in support of the National Cancer Moonshot Initiative. The USPTO is asking the public to investigate and

High hopes for a Trans-Pacific partnership
  • Hunt & Hunt
  • Australia
  • November 16 2011

Recent discussions on Australia’s Free Trade Agenda have come to include reference to the conclusion of the “Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement” (“TPP”).

DOL suspends processing of Prevailing Wage Requests for labor certification
  • Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
  • USA
  • August 11 2011

In late July 2011, the US Department of Labor's National Prevailing Wage Center temporarily suspended processing of Prevailing Wage Requests (PWRs) in connection with labor certification applications.

The role of ACCC and risks of "price exploitation" with the carbon price
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • July 15 2011

Price exploitation might be a complex issue with the carbon price, especially if the ACCC doesn't get any new legislative powers

Taxation treatment of carbon permits under the carbon price mechanism
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • July 15 2011

The income tax and GST law will be amended to deal with the implications of the imposition of a price on carbon.

A progress report on the Obama Administration’s export control reform agenda
  • Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP
  • USA
  • July 14 2011

In April 2010, the Obama Administration announced a comprehensive export control reform effort.

DoE offers $120 million to support innovative manufacturing processes
  • Dentons
  • USA
  • June 30 2011

As part the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership launched June 24 by President Obama, DOE is offering an investment of up to $120 million over three years to develop transformational manufacturing technologies and innovative materials.

Proposed legislation would reinstate “Super 301” authority
  • King & Spalding LLP
  • USA
  • May 4 2011

U.S. Senators Sherrod Brown of Ohio, Debbie Stabenow of Michigan, and Robert Casey of Pennsylvania recently introduced legislation that would enhance the federal government’s ability to address unfair trade practices

President announces trade agency reorganization initiative
  • Mayer Brown
  • USA
  • April 15 2011

On March 11, 2011, President Obama issued a memorandum assigning a US Chief Performance Officer with the responsibility of leading an effort to create a plan for the restructuring and streamlining of certain federal government agencies.

NRTEE releases recommendations for federal framework
  • DLA Piper
  • Canada
  • February 9 2011

The National Roundtable on the Environment and Economy, a government-appointed panel, has advocated that Ottawa act unilaterally to impose emission rules on industry without waiting to see the environmental policy that will be taken by the United States.