Monthly Archives: March 2013

Justice Department Issues Business Review Letter to Intellectual Property Exchange International

The Department of Justice today declined to state its enforcement intentions regarding the implementation of a proposal submitted by IPXI Holdings LLC and its wholly-owned subsidiary Intellectual Property Exchange International Inc. (IPXI) to develop an exchange for the trading of unit license rights (ULRs) to sets of patents. 

Justice Department Files Motion to Dismiss Antitrust Lawsuit Against Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan After Michigan Passes Law to Prohibit Health Insurers from Using Most Favored Nation Clauses in Provider Contracts

The Department of Justice today filed a motion to dismiss its antitrust lawsuit against Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) after the state of Michigan passed a law that prohibits health insurers from using most favored nation clauses (MFN) in contracts with health care providers.

A DNA Revolution – Next Generation Technologies: Technology Transition Workshop

If you are a forensic lab, technical managers or crime lab directors, come and learn about the next generation DNA sequencing technologies to forensic laboratory practitioners.

Workshop will be held on May 21-23, 2013, at University of North Texas Health Science Center, Forth Worth, TX

Space is limited and nominations for attendance are due April 10, 2012!

Former Shipping Executive Indicted for Role in Price-Fixing Conspiracy Involving Coastal Freight Services Between the Continental United States and Puerto Rico

A federal grand jury in San Juan, Puerto Rico, has returned an indictment against Thomas Farmer, a former executive of Jacksonville, Fla.-based Crowley Liner Services, for participating in a conspiracy to fix rates and surcharges for freight transported by water between the continental United States and Puerto Rico, the Department of Justice announced today.

Trailblazer on the Path to Photosynthesis

Melvin Calvin
March 2013 is the 65th anniversary of the first in a series of over 20 publications that reflect the exploration of the path of carbon in photosynthesis, the process by which plants capture energy from the sun. Spanning decades, this exploration eventually led to Department of Energy (DOE) research into solar energy. The trailblazer who led this exploration was Melvin Calvin, a chemist at the University of California Berkeley Radiation Laboratory, now Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (read more at the DOE R&D Accomplishments Blog).

Sample the "smart grid" search at new SciTech Connect

SciTech Connect
For a sample of what you can find in SciTech Connect, try these smart grid results. Then test drive the SciTech Connect search on your other science terms of interest. A basic search is available which includes a semantic search; an advanced search will help you limit your search to a particular field. In SciTech Connect, there are over 2.5 million citations, including citations to 1.4 million journal articles, 364,000 of which have digital object identifiers (DOIs) linking to full-text articles on publishers’ websites. SciTech Connect also has over 313,000 full-text DOE sponsored STI reports; most of these are post-1991, but close to 85,000 of the reports were published prior to 1990. SciTech Connect is a consolidation of Information Bridge and Energy Citations Database, incorporating all the R&D info from these two products into one search interface.