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Nanotechnology: "What About the Next 60 Years?" (OSTP/PCAST Report)

PCAST recently submitted a very interesting, readable, and searchable report to the OSTP on federal policy for the future of basic research funding and commercialization (124 page pdf).  Nanotechnology was mentioned on page 22 as an example of benefits of basic research including its influence on energy: “-Nanotechnology research, on the heels of coordinated Federal investment, … Continue reading this entry

Patents, PCAST, & Pittsburgh - A Lot Going on in Innovation This Summer

These are busy times for those following innovation law and policy including nanotech and cleantech.  Manufacturing and patents are central themes.  First, I was in Pittsburgh Friday when President Obama visited Carnegie Mellon University and announced the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP) (text attached below).  AMP flows from the attached "Report to the President on Ensuring American Leadership in Advanced Manufacturing," … Continue reading this entry