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Recent executive action and anticipated impacts

Companies across industries – from tech to transportation – should be paying careful attention to Friday’s executive action signed by President Obama. Our colleagues at Antitrust Law Source, Jay Levine and Chris Yook, wrote an article discussing the order’s requirements and what we can expect as it is implemented. Check out the article: “Breaking: President Obama’s executive order requires all federal agencies to examine antitrust issues.”

In addition, Jay Levine was interviewed by Martha C. White for NBCnews.com for his thoughts on the subject.  As Jay notes, patent applications may see increased scrutiny – definitively something we will be watching as agencies implement this order. Check out the full story here.

Half-day Legistative Summit

For those of you on the West Coast, you may want to look into a 1/2-day Summit that was just announced to address regulatory efforts regarding nanotechnology.  "The Future of Nanotechnology: a legislative summit" is described as, "the first step for stakeholders from industry, government, research institutes and environmental groups to discuss responsible ways to regulate nanotechnology without stifling progress."  It is being hosted by Assemblymember Mike Feuer (AD 42 – D), UCLA’s Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research (OVCR), the State Government Relations (SGR), and the California Nanosystems Institute (CNSI).

Details:

Date: Friday, April 25, 2008 Time: 8:00a.m. – 9:00a.m. Continental Breakfast; 9:00a.m. – noon Program Location: California Nanosystems Institute Auditorium (on the UCLA campus)

For more information, click here.…

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