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April 23, 2014

Legal Analysis and Law Articles on Biological and Life Sciences, Biotechnology, FDA, Federal Food and Drug and Cosmetics Act

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The National Law Review includes articles impacting the biotech and cleantech fields addressing: licensing and patent issues, intellectual property due diligence, litigation and tax. Content is also included addressing: greenhouse gas (GHG) regulation; mandated emissions reduction legislation; NEPA and CEQA claims, common law nuisance litigation; acquiring and selling emission offset and emission reduction credits and acid rain allowances under the United States Clean Air Act, SCAQMD RECLAIM and other air credit programs.

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Texas Greenhouse Gas Regulations Go Into Effect Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 4/22/2014
Vermont Goes GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms) Alone Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 4/22/2014
“How’s My Waterway” Now More User-Friendly U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 4/21/2014
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Proposes Rule to Clarify Federal Clean Water Act (CWA) Jurisdiction Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP 4/20/2014
Review – U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Subject Matter Eligibility Guidelines Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 4/18/2014
The President’s Methane Reduction Strategy – Here’s What Energy Companies Need to Know McDermott Will & Emery 4/17/2014
Energy and Environmental Law Update - April 14, 2014 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 4/15/2014
Wisconsin Appellate Court Reverses Green Bay’s Cancellation of Oneida Corporation’s Waste-to-Energy Project Godfrey & Kahn S.C. 4/11/2014
Proposed Federal Rule would End State GMO Efforts (Genetically Modified Organisms) Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 4/11/2014
New Rules For Energy Aid: EU (European Union) Adopts Revised Guidelines For Assessment Of State Aid in The Energy Sector McDermott Will & Emery 4/11/2014
Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC), Solar and Other “Green” Heating Alternatives in Retail Leasing Sherin and Lodgen LLP 4/10/2014
D.C. Circuit Hears Argument on 2013 Renewable Fuels Standard Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 4/8/2014
Nevada Finalizing Electric Rate Incentives to Attract New Businesses Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP 4/8/2014
Obama Administration Issues Strategy to Reduce Methane Emissions Schiff Hardin LLP 4/8/2014
Energy & Environmental Law Update - April 7. 2014 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 4/8/2014
Health IT Update: Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act (FDASIA) Health IT Report Issued by FDA, FCC, and ONC Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 4/8/2014
Saas, PaaS and the Cloud? Part 2: Top 5 Considerations for Purchasing Hosted Services - Software/Platform-as-a-Service Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 4/8/2014
Saas, PaaS and the Cloud? Part 1: Hosted Services Basics for the Sourcing Professional - Software/Platform-as-a-Service Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 4/8/2014
Proposed Waters of the U.S. Rule Changes the Question for Adjacent Wetlands Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 4/8/2014
Senate Finance Committee Passes Bill to Extend Certain Lapsed Tax Breaks McDermott Will & Emery 4/7/2014
Stay Off My Turf! How to Protect Field of Use in a Biotechnology License Agreement Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 4/7/2014
Oil and Water – How the Galveston Oil Spill Proved The Two Don’t Mix Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP 4/5/2014
Pipeline Still Pushing Through, But Without Eminent Domain Power McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 4/3/2014
White House: Natural Gas, Landfills, and Mining Need to Reduce Methane Emissions Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 4/3/2014
What Is Left of the Significant Nexus Test?: Proposed “Waters of the U.S.” Rule Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 4/3/2014
The Academic Laboratory Exception Part One: Determining Eligibility Dickinson Wright PLLC 4/3/2014
Ohio Senate Votes to Pass Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certification Ban Barnes & Thornburg LLP 4/2/2014
Examples of 2014 Department of Energy (DOE) Grants, Loan and Financing Programs – Part 3 of 3 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 4/2/2014
Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Seeks Input on Dodd-Frank Implementation Issues Affecting Energy End-Users Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 4/1/2014
Energy and Environmental Law Update - March 31, 2014 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 4/1/2014
Proposed “Waters of the U.S.” Rule: Can Significant Nexus Be Clarified? Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 4/1/2014
Exemptions for Energy Intensive Companies From Renewable Energy Surcharges: European Commission Opens In-Depth State Aid Investigation Against France McDermott Will & Emery 4/1/2014
California Proposes Enhanced Prop. 65 Warnings and Possible Online Disclosures – Dietary Supplements and Foods Specially Targeted Greenberg Traurig, LLP 3/31/2014
EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) Proposes Rulemaking: Revising the Regulatory Definition of "Waters of the United States" Barnes & Thornburg LLP 3/31/2014
EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) Releases Proposed Rule to Clarify Its Jurisdiction Under the Clean Water Act Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 3/31/2014
Favorable Winds Continue to Blow for TransWest Express Transmission Project Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP 3/30/2014
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Grants Available to Improve the Environment and Public Health in New England Communities U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 3/29/2014
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Proposes Its Waters of the U.S. Rule – Can It Survive the Supreme Court? Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 3/28/2014
Maximizing Economic Recovery from the UK Continental Shelf Andrews Kurth 3/28/2014
Revocation – An Effective Remedy for a Breach of Licence Obligations? Andrews Kurth 3/27/2014
D.C. Circuit Denies Rehearing on Nuclear Waste Fee Decision McDermott Will & Emery 3/26/2014
Energy and Environmental Law Update - March 24, 2014 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 3/26/2014
Electric Reliability Actions at FERC (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission) Open Meeting Schiff Hardin LLP 3/26/2014
Examples of 2014 DOE (Department of Energy) Grants, Loan and Financing Programs – Part 2 of 3 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 3/26/2014
First Texas Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Permit Upheld by EPA's (Environmental Protection Agency) Environmental Appeals Board Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 3/25/2014
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) Reports Highlight Need to Address Drug Shortages McDermott Will & Emery 3/25/2014
2013-2014 Wisconsin Legislative Session Status Report on Key Agriculture Bills Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 3/24/2014
U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Issues Proposed Rule on Reclassifying Medical Devices Barnes & Thornburg LLP 3/24/2014
Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) Releases Solar Carve-Out II Guideline McDermott Will & Emery 3/24/2014
Texas Chemical Plant Agrees to Cut Harmful Air Pollution in Overburdened Community U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 3/24/2014
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Issues Orders to Synchronize Gas and Electric Scheduling Deadlines Schiff Hardin LLP 3/21/2014
United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) Guidelines Blur “Natural” And “Novel” Products Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. 3/21/2014
$1.2 Billion Medicaid Fraud Penalty Award Reversed and Claim Dismissed in Arkansas Appeal Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 3/20/2014
California Chemical Regulators Release Initial List of Consumer Products to be Scrutinized; Wisconsin Manufacturers Should Take Note Godfrey & Kahn S.C. 3/20/2014
Energy and Environmental Law Update -- March 17, 2014 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 3/18/2014
Massachusetts Permit for New Natural Gas Plant Incorporates Global Climate Conditions Including Sunset Date McDermott Will & Emery 3/18/2014
Hydraulic Fracturing Trade Secrets at Risk in Wyoming Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 3/18/2014
Is the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) The Latest Weapon of Aggressive Short Sellers? Barnes & Thornburg LLP 3/17/2014
USPTO Issues New Subject Matter Eligibility Examination Guidelines for Claims Involving Laws of Nature, Natural Principles, Natural Phenomena, and/or Natural Products Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C. 3/17/2014
Innovator Liability Theory Gets Traction in the Northern District of Illinois Armstrong Teasdale 3/17/2014
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Directs Reliability Standards for Physical Security Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 3/17/2014
Letters Of Intent For On-Site Solar Energy Transactions Sills Cummis & Gross P.C. 3/17/2014
Broad Alliance of High Tech Start-Ups and Growing Concerns Urges Supreme Court to Preserve Critical Patent Protection for Innovative Software Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. 3/17/2014
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to Lift Suspension and Debarment of BP From Federal Government Contracts U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 3/15/2014
EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) Extends Comment Deadline for Proposed Rule to Cap Carbon Emissions from New Power Plants Barnes & Thornburg LLP 3/12/2014
Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Issues Investor Alert Concerning Bitcoin Trading and Speculation Proskauer Rose LLP. 3/12/2014
EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) Boiler Regulations Survive Challenge … For Now Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP 3/12/2014
Draft Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Guidance on Real-Time Promotional Statements Made Via Social Media Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP 3/11/2014
Energy and Environmental Law Update - March 10, 2014 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 3/11/2014
Environmental Groups Appeal Federal Court Order Allowing the State of Florida to Adopt Nutrient Standards For Its Waters Greenberg Traurig, LLP 3/7/2014
House Republicans Release Draft Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Modernization Legislation Beveridge & Diamond PC 3/6/2014
The Future Of The United Kingdom North Sea: A New Game With More Rules Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 3/6/2014
Massachusetts Issues Solid Waste Regulatory Reform Rules Beveridge & Diamond PC 3/5/2014
Energy and Environmental Law Update - March 4, 2014 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 3/5/2014
Actual Notice, Constructive Notice, and Duty of Inquiry All Critical in Determining Whether Appeal of Building Inspector’s Decision is Timely Says Massachusetts Appeals Court Beveridge & Diamond PC 3/4/2014
California Reenters the Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) Food Labeling Arena; This Time Through the Legislature Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 3/4/2014
FERC Confirms the Long Reach of Open Access Requirements - Federal Energy Regulatory Commision Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 3/3/2014
Deadline Extended to Submit Comments on EPA’s (Environmental Protection Agency) Proposed Greenhouse Gas Emission Limits for New Power Plants McDermott Will & Emery 2/28/2014
Clarity Regarding the Use of Post-Filing Data in China? Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 2/26/2014
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Responds to Barclays Motion to Dismiss as Without Merit and so Aggressive That if Granted it Could “Eviscerate” FERC’s Ability to Regulate Wholesale Power Markets Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 2/26/2014
Houston-Based SURGE Accelerator and the Success of Startup Accelerators Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 2/26/2014
Phosphorus Legislation Passes Both Wisconsin Houses Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 2/25/2014
What to Do (And Not Do) in a Data Breach Response Gilbert LLP 2/25/2014
Energy and Environmental Law Update - February 24, 2014 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 2/25/2014
Angels and Early Exits: Sometimes, a Bird in the Bush is Worth More than a Bird in the Hand Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 2/25/2014
Beyond Shale: Are Methane Hydrates the Next Energy Source? Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 2/24/2014
Will the Ban on Oil Exports Stop the Fracking Boom? Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 2/22/2014
Federal Circuit Reaffirms Cybor Standard in Lightning Ballast Rehearing Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. 2/21/2014
Georgia Jury Left To Decide If Camouflage Patterns Have Specific Protectable Elements Re: Georgia IP Litigation Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC 2/19/2014
New Energy Opportunities in Mexico Raise FCPA (Foreign Corrupt Practices Act), Anti-Bribery Risks McDermott Will & Emery 2/19/2014
Energy and Environment Update - February 18, 2014 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 2/19/2014
Middlesex County Sewer Service Area Update Delayed Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 2/19/2014
Natural Resources Defense Council ‎‎(NRDC) and Edison Electric Institute‎‎ (EEI) Issue Joint Statement on Decoupling, Net Metering‎ Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP 2/18/2014
What’s in the Air this Year? Here Is What You Need to Know About the Clean Air Act in 2014 McDermott Will & Emery 2/14/2014
NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) Publishes Final Cybersecurity Framework Schiff Hardin LLP 2/14/2014
Proposed Fracking Setback Rules Approved in North Carolina Poyner Spruill LLP 2/13/2014
US Supreme Court Briefing of Greenhouse Gas Cases Underway — Oral Argument Scheduled for February 24, 2014 Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP 2/13/2014
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Responds to Emergency Propane Shortage in Midwestern States Schiff Hardin LLP 2/12/2014
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Took Historic Emergency Action to Address Propane Shortages 2/12/2014
Temporary Iran Sanctions Relief Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 2/11/2014
How to Meet the Critical 2013 "Begin Construction" Requirement for Renewable Energy Tax Credits Even Though It's 2014 Godfrey & Kahn S.C. 2/11/2014
Energy and Environmental Law Update - February 10, 2014 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 2/11/2014
Release Agreements Bar Tort Claims in Fourth Circuit Fracking Case Beveridge & Diamond PC 2/11/2014
Caveat Emptor: Due Diligence of the United Kingdom Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Assets Andrews Kurth 2/11/2014
The United Kingdom Continental Shelf (UKCS) 28th Seaward Licensing Round Andrews Kurth 2/11/2014
New World LNG (Liquified Natural Gas) – Big Opportunities in Small-Scale and Bulk-Break Projects Andrews Kurth 2/10/2014
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Draft Guidance on Interactive Promotional Media for Drugs Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 2/10/2014
California AB 1103 Update: Nonresidential Building Energy Use Disclosure Requirements Now In Effect Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 2/8/2014
New York State Issues Public Notice of Draft Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s) Permit for New York City Greenberg Traurig, LLP 2/7/2014
EPA Proposes Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Take Over Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Permitting in Texas Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 2/7/2014
Enviornmental Protection Agency (EPA) Continues to Aggressively Target Distributors and Retailers Selling “Antimicrobial” Products Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 2/6/2014
Changes To California Title 24 Energy Use Requirements Effective July 1, 2014 Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 2/5/2014
Clash Of Titans over Biosimilars at Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Workshop 2/5/2014
West Virginia District Court Holds Reused Water and Condensate Are Not Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Solid or Hazardous Waste Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 2/5/2014
California Dreamin'? New Energy Use Disclosure Program Requirements not Just Pie in the California Sky von Briesen & Roper, S.C. 2/4/2014
Negation of Motivation To Combine Defeats Obviousness - Institut Pasteur & Universite Pierre Et Marie Curie v. Focarino McDermott Will & Emery 2/4/2014
European Union Decision Clears the Way For Fracking Investment Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 2/3/2014
PTO Litigation Center Report – February 3, 2014 Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C. 2/3/2014
New York Governor Proposes to Extend Brownfield Tax Credit With Major Revisions Greenberg Traurig, LLP 2/3/2014
Innovation and the Changing Regulation of the Electric Industry Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP 1/31/2014
New Business Opportunities in Mexico Energy Market Raise Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Concerns Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 1/31/2014
California Energy Commission Implements New Energy Use Requirements Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP 1/31/2014
Federal Information Technology (IT) Acquisition Policy Recommendations Focus on Cybersecurity Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 1/30/2014
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Commits To Take Final Action on Coal Ash Regulations Schiff Hardin LLP 1/30/2014
Massachusetts DOER (Department of Energy Resources) Proposes to Expand to 1600 MW Generation Eligible to Create SRECs (Solar Carve-Out II Program) McDermott Will & Emery 1/24/2014
No Emergency: The Proposed Illinois Petcoke Rules Will Proceed as a General Rulemaking Schiff Hardin LLP 1/23/2014
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Proposes to Extend Brownfield Tax Credit With Major Revisions Greenberg Traurig, LLP 1/23/2014
Energy & Environmental Law Update - Week of January 21, 2014 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 1/23/2014
Regulatory Pathway for Biosimilar Products in Nigeria Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 1/22/2014
Seventh Circuit Reverses Class Certification in Groundwater Contamination Case Greenberg Traurig, LLP 1/21/2014
California Issues Guidance on Nonprofit Property Owners Hosting Solar McDermott Will & Emery 1/21/2014
BRIC-a-BRAC January 20, 2014: News Items from BRIC Countries Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 1/20/2014
Recent Developments in Nanotechnology Standards Greenberg Traurig, LLP 1/20/2014
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) Proposes Emergency Petcoke Rules to the Illinois Pollution Control Board Schiff Hardin LLP 1/19/2014
Federal Agencies Report Progress on Chemical Safety Jackson Lewis P.C. 1/19/2014
Doctor’s Request for Family Medical History Leads to Employer Settling “Systemic” GINA (Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act) Claim Jackson Lewis P.C. 1/17/2014
Department of Transportation's (DOT) New National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Categorical Exclusion May Actually Speed Project Delivery Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 1/17/2014
Contaminated but Remediated Soil and Cortese Listing Does Not Compel Preparation of EIR (Environmental Impact Report) Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 1/16/2014
Nursing Facility Settles Alleged Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) Violations with EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) for $370K Jackson Lewis P.C. 1/16/2014
PTO Litigation Center Report – January 16, 2014 Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C. 1/16/2014
Energy and Environment Update - January 13, 2014 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 1/14/2014
California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) Adds New Chemical to Proposition 65 List, Setting up Product Manufacturers/Distributors as Targets to Eager Plaintiffs' Bar Greenberg Traurig, LLP 1/14/2014
Extension of 2012 Water Quality Planning Act Sent to Governor Christie of New Jersey Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 1/14/2014
Supreme Court Will Review Limelight and Nautilus Re: Patent Infringement Litigation Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. 1/13/2014
As Maine Goes, So Goes The Nation? Labeling for Foods Made with Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 1/12/2014
Energy Reform Approved by the Mexican Congress Greenberg Traurig, LLP 1/11/2014
EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) Publishes Proposed Rule to Cap Carbon Emissions from New Power Plants Barnes & Thornburg LLP 1/11/2014
EPA Issues National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit that Includes Limited Chemical Disclosure Requirements for Oil and Gas Operations Offshore California Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 1/10/2014
60 Minutes’ “The Cleantech Crash”: CBS News Program’s Criticism of the Clean Energy Industry and the Reaction of Clean Energy Advocates Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 1/10/2014
Greenhouse Gas Limits for New Power Plants – Comments due to EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) by March 10, 2014 McDermott Will & Emery 1/9/2014
Energy Regulators FERC (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission), CFTC (Commodity Futures Trading Commission) Finally Reach Proactive Understanding on Jurisdiction and Information Sharing McDermott Will & Emery 1/9/2014
Pennsylvania Supreme Court Strikes Down Fracking Zoning Law: Governor Tom Corbett Contests the Ruling Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 1/9/2014
No News Is Good News? New Jersey Legislature Winds Down Its Session Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 1/9/2014
Wyoming Again Takes the Lead in Fracking Regulation Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP 1/9/2014
EPA Formally Recognizes ASTM E1527-13 as Compliant with CERCLA's (Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act) All Appropriate Inquiry Rule Greenberg Traurig, LLP 1/8/2014
We're Getting Warmer: Why Advising Clients To Disclose Material Risks Associated With Climate Change Is Best Practice S.J. Quinney College of Law 1/8/2014
Clean Water Technology [AUDIO] Odin, Feldman & Pittleman, P.C. 1/7/2014
Here’s an Energy Idea More Municipal Leaders Need to Consider Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP 1/7/2014
Energy & Environmental Law Update - Week of January 6, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 1/6/2014
EPA Proposes Updates to Air Standards for Newly Manufactured Woodstoves and Heaters / Updates Would Make the Next Generation of Woodstoves and Heaters Significantly Cleaner and More Efficient U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 1/5/2014
New Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Petitions Filed on Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products from China and Taiwan Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 1/3/2014
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Sign Long-Awaited Memoranda of Understanding on Jurisdiction and Information Sharing Schiff Hardin LLP 1/3/2014
Proof of Conception of Invention Is Not Confined to Any Formula re: Patent Litigation McDermott Will & Emery 1/2/2014
Minnesota Court Rules Indignation Over Employer’s Handling of Substance Abuse No Reason To Quit, Get Unemployment Benefits Jackson Lewis P.C. 1/2/2014
EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) Adopts New Standard for Conducting All Appropriate Inquiries Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 12/30/2013
A Different Kind of Palm Reader…Biometrics Going Mainstream? Jackson Lewis P.C. 12/30/2013
Unlocking the Potential of Shale Gas in the UK Energy Mix Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 12/27/2013
Reframing Climate Change: A Public Health-based Climate Change Framework Northeastern University School of Law 12/26/2013
Italy: Changes to Minimum Guaranteed Electricity Sales Price for Renewable Energy Plants McDermott Will & Emery 12/26/2013
Reform Opens Door to Private Investment in Mexico’s Energy Sector Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 12/25/2013
Robinson Township: Pennsylvania Act 13 Zoning Preemption for Oil & Gas Invalidated Greenberg Traurig, LLP 12/24/2013
Energy and Environment Law Update - December 23, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 12/23/2013
Unified Patent System Will Save European Energy and Cleantech Innovators Thousands Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 12/22/2013
D.C. Circuit Remands Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Orders Regarding Use Of Shared Transmission Paths by Southwest Power Pool (SPP) and Midwest Independent System Operator (MISO) Schiff Hardin LLP 12/22/2013
New Presidential Directive for Federal Agencies May Mean More Value for Renewable Energy Projects and Commercial Buildings Godfrey & Kahn S.C. 12/22/2013
Pennsylvania High Court Rules on Amended Oil and Gas Act Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 12/21/2013
Update: Last Obstacle Cleared for Mexican Energy Reform Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 12/20/2013
Baucus Proposes Reforms to Energy Tax Incentives McDermott Will & Emery 12/19/2013
Senate Finance Committee Proposes Overhaul of Clean Energy Tax Provisions Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 12/19/2013
European Commission Investigates Exemption from Renewable Energy Surcharge for Energy-Intensive Companies in Germany McDermott Will & Emery 12/19/2013
Energy and Environment Update - December 17, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 12/18/2013
Mexican Energy Reforms Bring E&P (Exploration and Production) Opportunities and Much More McDermott Will & Emery 12/17/2013
Air Regulation Update – Part II Re: Greenhouse Gases Greenberg Traurig, LLP 12/14/2013
Mexican Federal Congress Approves Important Constitutional Energy Reform Bill Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 12/13/2013
What the Strong Initial Public Offering (IPO) Market Means for Cleantech and Renewable Energy Companies Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 12/13/2013
EPA’s (Environmental Protection Agency) January 2014 Section 316(b) Rulemaking to Require Best Available Technology (BAT) for Cooling Water Intake Structures at Hundreds of Existing Manufacturing Facilities and Power Plants Greenberg Traurig, LLP 12/12/2013
Are You on South African Santa’s Naughty or Nice List? Re: Bids for Renewable Energy Projects Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 12/12/2013
California Lists Diisononyl Phthalate (DINP) as a Proposition 65 Carcinogen Beveridge & Diamond PC 12/12/2013
Air Regulation Update - Part I Re: Clean Air Act Greenberg Traurig, LLP 12/12/2013
On the Third Day of Privacy, My Smartphone Followed Me… Re: Fingerprint Reader Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 12/12/2013
Energy and Environment Update December 9, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 12/11/2013
New “Potentially Feasible” Alternative Does Not Trigger Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) Recirculation Unless Considered “Significant New Information”; No Findings Needed to Reject Alternative As Infeasible Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 12/10/2013
Challenge to Detroit Air Permit Fails Varnum LLP 12/9/2013
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) Release Annual Fuel Economy Guide with 2014 Models U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 12/8/2013
Proposed EPA Water Rule Could Expand Regulatory Authority Over Streams and Wetlands Varnum LLP 12/7/2013
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Draft Cancer Policy Merits Response Jackson Lewis P.C. 12/6/2013
Dormant Commerce Clause Update – 4th Circuit Panel Talks Trash Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 12/6/2013
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Approves Version 5 Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Reliability Standards, Rejects Key Reforms Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 12/6/2013
Australia – High Court Decision on Methods of Medical Treatment Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. 12/6/2013
Consumers Energy May Terminate Case for New Gas Plant Varnum LLP 12/5/2013
Remedial Investigation Deadline To Be Extended? Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 12/5/2013
Latin American Region Environmental Report: Peru Highlights (Volume III 2013) Beveridge & Diamond PC 12/5/2013
Latin American Region Environmental Report: Chile Highlights (Volume III 2013) Beveridge & Diamond PC 12/5/2013
Latin American Region Environmental Report: Colombia Highlights (Volume III 2013) Beveridge & Diamond PC 12/5/2013
Progress on the Western Front in the Solar Net Metering Battle? Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP 12/5/2013
Vestas Completes Factory Testing of World’s Most Powerful Wind Turbine Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 12/5/2013
Latin American Region Environmental Report: Mexico Highlights (Volume III 2013) Beveridge & Diamond PC 12/4/2013
Latin American Region Environmental Report: Costa Rica Highlights (Volume III 2013) Beveridge & Diamond PC 12/4/2013
Latin American Region Environmental Report: Puerto Rico Highlights (Volume III 2013) Beveridge & Diamond PC 12/4/2013
Latin American Region Environmental Report: Brazil Highlights (Volume III 2013) Beveridge & Diamond PC 12/4/2013
U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Proposes to Revise Silica Standards and Extends Comment Period Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 12/3/2013
Latin American Region Environmental Report: Argentina Highlights (Volume III 2013) Beveridge & Diamond PC 12/3/2013
Michigan Advanced Energy Storage Company Moves to New Facility Varnum LLP 12/3/2013
Divisional Practice in the BRICs and other Countries – Part 3 of a 9-Part Series Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 12/2/2013
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Amends Pro Forma Small Generator Interconnection Procedures (SGIP) and Small Generator Interconnection Agreement (SGIA) Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 12/2/2013
The Unacknowledged Role of Section 112 in the Myriad Decisions Re: Patent Eligibility of Genomic DNA Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. 12/2/2013
Utilities Building More Wind Farms in Michigan Varnum LLP 11/27/2013
FDA’s Warning Letter to 23andMe: Ethical and Legal Issues Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 11/27/2013
What is the Social Cost of Carbon? Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is now Taking Comments on that Issue McDermott Will & Emery 11/27/2013
Electric Reliability Actions at November 21, 2013 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Open Meeting Schiff Hardin LLP 11/27/2013
Energy & Environmental Law Update - Week of November 25, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 11/26/2013
Patent Rights in Renewable Energy Government Contracts: The Basics Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP 11/26/2013
New Mexico Public Regulation Commission Changes Renewable Energy Regulations Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP 11/25/2013
New Battery Lab at University of Michigan Varnum LLP 11/23/2013
Illinois Releases Proposed Hydraulic Fracturing Regulations McDermott Will & Emery 11/22/2013
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Proposed Rule for Crystalline Silica Greenberg Traurig, LLP 11/22/2013
Getting Closer to Making Good Energy Decisions in Michigan Varnum LLP 11/21/2013
Valuing Contaminated Property Greenberg Traurig, LLP 11/20/2013
Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) Says Presque Isle Coal-Fired Plant in Michigan Must Stay Open Varnum LLP 11/20/2013
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) Permitting The Sharing of Non-Public Information Between Natural Gas Pipelines and Electric Transmission Operators Schiff Hardin LLP 11/20/2013
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) Rules Increase Maximum Penalties and Revise Investigation and Hearing Procedures Barnes & Thornburg LLP 11/19/2013
Six Enforcement Actions Brought Challenging Environmental Product Claims Allegedly Failing To Comply With the FTC's (Federal Trade Commission) 'Green' Guides Greenberg Traurig, LLP 11/19/2013
Will Fracking Recipes Remain Secret? Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP 11/18/2013
Ohio Willow Wood Co. v. Alps South, LLC – Inequitable Conduct Lives! Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. 11/18/2013
Green Chemistry Initiatives: An American Patchwork? Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 11/18/2013
No Avoiding BPCIA (Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act) For Biosimilars: No Patent Declaratory Judgment Action Before Biosimilars Application Is Filed Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 11/18/2013
CA Technologies Settles for $11 Million in Qui Tam Whistleblower Lawsuit for Billing Fraud Tycko & Zavareei LLP 11/16/2013
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Institutes Proceeding to Determine Whether Idaho Power Company Can Continue to Sell at Market-based Rates 11/16/2013
Innovative Exit Strategies in Life Sciences [VIDEO] Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 11/15/2013
California Releases New Proposed Regulations Applicable to Oil and Gas Well Treatments Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 11/15/2013
New York Landowners Circulate Draft Complaint Challenging New York Fracking Moratorium and Solicit Funds for the Effort Greenberg Traurig, LLP 11/15/2013
Customers Seek to Lower Returns for Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) Transmission Owners and also Challenge Capital Structure and Incentive Adders Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 11/14/2013
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Civil Penalties Increase, Just in Time for the Holidays! Barnes & Thornburg LLP 11/14/2013
New York Appellate Court Issues Important Decision for Municipal Stormwater Regulation Greenberg Traurig, LLP 11/14/2013
Draft of Clean Water Jurisdiction Rule Leaked Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 11/14/2013
National Priorities List Additions Re: EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) 11/14/2013
Polychlorinated Biphenyls Manifesting Regulations 11/13/2013
Energy and Environment Update - November 11, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 11/13/2013
Assessing Wind Energy Opportunities in Michigan Varnum LLP 11/13/2013
Rite Aid to Pay $12.3 Million for Failing to Properly Manage Waste Products from its California Stores Beveridge & Diamond PC 11/13/2013
New Tax in Mexico Applicable to the Energy Sector Greenberg Traurig, LLP 11/12/2013
United States Ratifies Convention Restricting Use, Emissions, and Handling of Mercury Beveridge & Diamond PC 11/12/2013
Storm Water Flooding as a Continuing Nuisance in Pennsylvania Greenberg Traurig, LLP 11/12/2013
Upper Peninsula Michigan Power Plant May Close Varnum LLP 11/12/2013
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Begins Process to Ban Adding Trans Fats to Food Barnes & Thornburg LLP 11/11/2013
Ariosa Diagnostics v. Sequenom: Another One Bites The Dust Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. 11/11/2013
New Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Rules Will Require More Filings for Pharmaceutical Patent Transfers: Increased Review Raises Importance of Valuation Greenberg Traurig, LLP 11/11/2013
Wind Turbine Noise Mitigation Required Varnum LLP 11/8/2013
New York City Proposes Expansion of Actions Exempt from City Environmental Quality Review (CEQR) Greenberg Traurig, LLP 11/7/2013
The President’s New Climate Change Executive Order – What Does it Mean for the Energy Sector? McDermott Will & Emery 11/7/2013
Grant for University of Michigan Bio-Conversion Project Varnum LLP 11/7/2013
Homeowners May Still Get Compensation For Loss Of Ocean View Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 11/6/2013
Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Makes Second Attempt at Imposing Position Limits on Key Energy Commodities Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP 11/6/2013
Supreme Court Grants Limited Review of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Regulations Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 11/6/2013
The Oil and Gas Industry in Kurdistan Drives Forward 11/6/2013
Sixth Circuit Upholds Rule 11 Sanctions for “Meritless” Medical Monitoring Claims Beveridge & Diamond PC 11/6/2013
Offshore Europe Showcases Internationalization of North Sea Oil and Gas Capabilities 11/6/2013
Considering the Challenges Facing Asian Nations’ Moves to Develop Shale Gas Resources Greenberg Traurig, LLP 11/5/2013
Energy & Environmental Law Update - Week of November 4, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 11/5/2013
Georgia High Court Certifies Landowner Class in Noxious Fumes Suit Beveridge & Diamond PC 11/5/2013
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Delays Notice of Privacy Practices Amendment Requirement for Laboratories Regulated Under Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) Dickinson Wright PLLC 11/5/2013
Solar Bankruptcy Trustee Sues for $950 Million Varnum LLP 11/4/2013
Don’t Hazard a Guess: December 1 is the Deadline for OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) Employee Training McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 11/4/2013
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Announces $181 Million of Loan Guarantees Available for Biorefinery Projects Godfrey & Kahn S.C. 11/4/2013
Request for Public Comments by ANVISA (National Sanitary Vigilance Agency) on the Interchangeability of Branded Generic Drugs with Reference Drugs in Brazil Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 11/3/2013
Climate Change Adaptation Update: Executive Order and Draft Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Implementation Plans Greenberg Traurig, LLP 11/3/2013
If You Bought It, Will They Come? – Upstream Oil & Gas Joint Ventures After the Latest Land Grabs Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 11/2/2013
Novozymes Looses “Possession” Of Its Enzyme Re: Patent Litigation Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. 11/2/2013
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality's (DEQ) Missed Wetland Deadline Raises Questions for Farmers Varnum LLP 11/2/2013
Energy Gala Lights Up Varnum LLP 11/1/2013
Rethinking Preemption in the Defense of Aerosol Cans (And Other Department of Transportation (DOT)-Regulated Containers) Barnes & Thornburg LLP 11/1/2013
The Scarlet Letter: Asbestos Litigation for the New or Low-Profile Defendant Barnes & Thornburg LLP 11/1/2013
New Legislation Would Vacate Proposed Carbon Pollution Standard for New Power Plants McDermott Will & Emery 11/1/2013
Does the Clean Air Act Preempt State Law Nuisance Claims Against Power Plants? McDermott Will & Emery 10/31/2013
Keep It Clean: EPA Endorses New American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM) Standard for Conducting Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) Dickinson Wright PLLC 10/31/2013
U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Releases Draft Cybersecurity Framework Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 10/31/2013
Financing Trends in Life Sciences Companies [VIDEO] Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 10/30/2013
Exploring Michigan’s Economic/Environment/ Energy Future Varnum LLP 10/30/2013
South Carolina High Court Finds Odors and Intangibles Do Not Constitute Trespass Beveridge & Diamond PC 10/29/2013
Third Circuit Finds Clean Air Act Does Not Preempt State Tort Claims Beveridge & Diamond PC 10/29/2013
Energy and Environment Law Update - October 29, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 10/29/2013
Fourth Circuit Rejects Surface Owners’ Trespass Claim Against Drilling Operator Beveridge & Diamond PC 10/29/2013
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Promulgates Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Significant New Use Rule For Perfluorinated Chemicals – And Limits Its Applicability To “Articles” Greenberg Traurig, LLP 10/29/2013
Texas Jury Declines to Award Damages in $10B Toxic Flaring Case Beveridge & Diamond PC 10/29/2013
Maryland High Court Allows “Every Exposure” Testimony in Asbestos Case Beveridge & Diamond PC 10/29/2013
Iowa Supreme Court Strikes “Exposure Estimate” Testimony in Pesticide Suit Beveridge & Diamond PC 10/28/2013
Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Emphasized: Department of Energy (DOE) Rebrands Clean Energy Application Centers Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP 10/28/2013
New York Issues Its Final Environmental Audit Incentive Policy Greenberg Traurig, LLP 10/28/2013
National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) Issues Preliminary Cybersecurity Framework Schiff Hardin LLP 10/28/2013
Massachusetts “Tailoring Rule” Adjusts Major Source Permitting But Ignores Expanded Minor Source Permitting for Greenhouse Gases Beveridge & Diamond PC 10/25/2013
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) Seeks Comment on Particulate Monitor Guidance Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 10/25/2013
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Publishes Preliminary Federal Cybersecurity “Framework” for Comment Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 10/24/2013
Beginning Construction Without Needing to Break Ground: Low Cost Strategies for Investment Tax Credit for Renewable Energy Godfrey & Kahn S.C. 10/24/2013
Don’t Discount Computer-Related Inventions from Patentability Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 10/24/2013
Environmental Challenges to Exporting Coal from the United States McDermott Will & Emery 10/24/2013
Federal Crop Insurance Considerations and Common Mistakes in Michigan Varnum LLP 10/23/2013
Recent Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Regulated Pipeline Decisions Greenberg Traurig, LLP 10/23/2013
New Developments in International Standards on Environmental, Occupation Safety, Compliance and Anti-Bribery Management Systems Greenberg Traurig, LLP 10/23/2013
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Issues Order Addressing General Requirements for Reactive Power Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 10/22/2013
Supreme Court Agrees to Review United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (USEPA) Regulation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Stationary Sources Schiff Hardin LLP 10/22/2013
Fracking in Europe – EU Parliament has voted to require Environmental Impact Assessments for shale gas developments Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 10/22/2013
Colorado Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) Sides with Colorado Natural Gas, Inc. and Grants 10.95% ROE in Rate Case Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP 10/22/2013
Second Circuit Issues Opinion Addressing “Remedial” vs “Removal” Actions Under Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) Schiff Hardin LLP 10/22/2013
Climate Change Adaptation Greenberg Traurig, LLP 10/22/2013
Consumers Energy Seeks Existing Gas-Fired Generation in Michigan Varnum LLP 10/22/2013
Energy and Environmental Law Update - October 21, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 10/21/2013
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Releases Draft Rules for Taking Over Texas Greenhouse Gas Permitting from EPA Region 6 Beveridge & Diamond PC 10/21/2013
Michigan’s Solar Industry Organizes Booth for Chicago Varnum LLP 10/20/2013
New Energy Storage Mandate for California Utilities – Big Promise for Cleantech Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 10/18/2013
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Finds that Generators Providing Reactive Power without Compensation Must Have Rate Schedule on File; Will not Exercise Enforcement Authority for Past Transgressions in Light of Current Policy Clarification Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 10/18/2013
California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) Adopts First in Nation Energy Storage Requirement Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP 10/17/2013
Breaking Bad: The High Cost of Phosphorus Compliance Encourages Permitted Entities to Innovate, Breaking the Old Habit of Engineered, "End of Pipe" Solutions Godfrey & Kahn S.C. 10/17/2013
EPA Issues Draft National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Stormwater Permit for Industrial Activity Covering Massachusetts and Very Few Other States Beveridge & Diamond PC 10/17/2013
Top Massachusetts Court Clarifies Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection's (MassDEP) Authority to Assess a Penalty Without First Issuing a Notice of Violation Beveridge & Diamond PC 10/17/2013
An Update on the “New” Site Cleanup Regulations in Massachusetts Beveridge & Diamond PC 10/16/2013
Supreme Court Accepts Appeal Challenging EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Rules Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP 10/16/2013
Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Affirms Validity of Late-Recorded Variance Beveridge & Diamond PC 10/16/2013
Perils of Using Unregistered Finders in Securities Transactions Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP 10/16/2013
Energy and Environment Law Update - October 14, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 10/16/2013
Converting Corn Stalks into Biofuel Varnum LLP 10/16/2013
U.S. Supreme Court To Consider Challenge to Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Greenhouse Gas Decisions Greenberg Traurig, LLP 10/15/2013
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Expected to Withdraw Direct Final Rule Approving Use of Revised ASTM E1527 Standard for Phase I Environmental Site Assessments Beveridge & Diamond PC 10/15/2013
California’s Green Chemistry Puts Burden on Manufacturers Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 10/15/2013
Virtual Solar Engineering Center Meeting with Success Varnum LLP 10/14/2013
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Delays Electric Quarterly Reports (EQRs) Filing Deadline Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 10/13/2013
Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) Warns on Windows XP Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP 10/12/2013
Federal Court Rules Maryland Scheme to Promote Investment in In-State Generation Unconstitutional McDermott Will & Emery 10/11/2013
More Michigan Wind Farms to Commence Construction in 2013 Varnum LLP 10/10/2013
Texas Regulators Take First Steps to Acquire Greenhouse Gas Permitting Authority Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 10/10/2013
Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) Finalizes Rules for Solar Carve-Out Program McDermott Will & Emery 10/10/2013
Cloning Decision Could Lead to Copycat Litigation in the World of Racing Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 10/9/2013
Judge Jones Certifies Class Action In Southwest Virginia Natural Gas Case Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC 10/9/2013
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Proposes Carbon Emissions Rules for New Power Plants Godfrey & Kahn S.C. 10/8/2013
Energy and Environmental Law Update - Week of October 7, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 10/8/2013
Getting it Right the First Time: Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) New Draft Guidance on Abbrievated New Drug Applications (ANDA) Submissions and Refuse-to-Receive Standards Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 10/8/2013
Governor Brown Signs Senate Bill 4 Regulating Hydraulic Fracturing Well Stimulation Treatments Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 10/8/2013
Congress Passes Two Hydropower Bills During a Summer of Gridlock Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 10/7/2013
California Passes Landmark Green Chemical Laws Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 10/7/2013
Department of Energy Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) Will Exercise Its Authority to Issue Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Grants to Venture Capital Majority-Owned Small Businesses Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 10/7/2013
New Colorado Microgrid Closer to Reality: Niobrara NatGas LLC Receives Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) – First New Colorado Natural Gas LDC Since 1997 Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP 10/7/2013
Power Plant Cases in the Supreme Court McDermott Will & Emery 10/7/2013
Michigan Adopt-A-Watt Helps Library Varnum LLP 10/7/2013
Climate Change Report Causes Alarm Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS) 10/6/2013
Public Hearing to Examine Need for New Environmental Bond Act In New York Greenberg Traurig, LLP 10/6/2013
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Finalizes Guidance on Mobile Medical Apps Barnes & Thornburg LLP 10/5/2013
Solar Energy Industries Association Proposes Compromise Plan for U.S. - China Solar Conflict McDermott Will & Emery 10/4/2013
Government Shutdown – Implications for Government Environmental Programs and Activities Beveridge & Diamond PC 10/4/2013
Utilizing Renewable Energy Tax Incentives to Make Your Tribal Energy Projects a Reality Godfrey & Kahn S.C. 10/4/2013
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Releases Long-Awaited Final Guidance on Mobile Medical Applications Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 10/3/2013
What the Strong Initial Public Offering (IPO) Market Means for Emerging Energy and Renewable Technology Companies Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 10/3/2013
Department of Energy Authorizes Fourth Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Facility to Export to Non-Free-Trade Agreement Countries Schiff Hardin LLP 10/3/2013
Skinmedica, Inc. and, i.e., Disclaimer Re: Patent Litigation Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. 10/3/2013
Government Shutdown and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): What you need to know Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 10/2/2013
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Releases Additional Final Draft Modules for Flare Training Beveridge & Diamond PC 10/2/2013
Energy & Environmental Law Update - Week of October 1, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 10/2/2013
Texas State Implementation Plan (SIP) Update Beveridge & Diamond PC 10/2/2013
Energy and Environment Law Update - September 30, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 10/1/2013
Houston Air Ordinance Upheld by Texas Appeals Court Beveridge & Diamond PC 10/1/2013
An Important Victory for Competitive Electricity Markets Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 10/1/2013
Methane-to-Methanol Plant Operational Varnum LLP 10/1/2013
Proposal to Remove Port Arthur from Air Pollution Watch List Beveridge & Diamond PC 10/1/2013
Pooled Units and the Implied Surface Easement Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 10/1/2013
The Functional Interrelatedness Test: Is the End in Sight? Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 10/1/2013
Fifth Circuit Denies Review of EPA Title V Permit Objections Beveridge & Diamond PC 10/1/2013
Texas Fourth Court Of Appeals Finds Compensable Regulatory Taking Of Groundwater In Edwards Aquifer Authority v. Bragg Beveridge & Diamond PC 9/30/2013
China and California Collaborate to Make Global Strides in Climate Change Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 9/30/2013
Net Metering Participation Increases in Michigan Varnum LLP 9/30/2013
$3 Million Dollar Strategic Growth Initiative Grant Program for Food and Ag Industry in Michigan Varnum LLP 9/30/2013
Availability of Biosimilar Pathways and Data Exclusivity in Asian, Latin American and Eastern European Countries Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 9/30/2013
A Case for Patentability of Software-Based Inventions Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC 9/29/2013
EnerNOC’s Partnership with Massachusetts Wins “Project of the Year” Award Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 9/28/2013
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Climate Change Report Greenberg Traurig, LLP 9/27/2013
Flushable Wipes: A Smelly Business Tycko & Zavareei LLP 9/27/2013
Washington Post Highlights Impact of Sequester on Scientific Research Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 9/27/2013
Details: Highlights from the August & September 2013 Federal Register Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 9/27/2013
Opening the Floodgates for the Water Industry McDermott Will & Emery 9/26/2013
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Stormwater Rules – NSPS Thrown Out Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 9/26/2013
IRS Issues Additional Guidance on When Construction Begins for Purposes of Production Tax Credit, Investment Tax Credit McDermott Will & Emery 9/26/2013
EPA Releases Testing, Reporting and Compliance Deadlines for Oil and Gas Storage Tanks Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 9/25/2013
EPA Proposes Rule to Cap Carbon Emissions from New Power Plants Barnes & Thornburg LLP 9/25/2013
Energy and Environment Law Update - September 23, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 9/25/2013
EPA Reissues Performance Standards for Carbon Dioxide Emissions from New Power Plants Schiff Hardin LLP 9/24/2013
Proposed Right-to-Know Pesticide Legislation in Michigan Varnum LLP 9/24/2013
EPA Proposes CO2 Emission Limits for New Power Plants and on Track to Regulate CO2 Emissions from Existing Plants by 2015 McDermott Will & Emery 9/24/2013
Still Getting Ready to Make Good Energy Decisions in Michigan Varnum LLP 9/24/2013
“One-Stop-Shopping” For State Transmission Siting Approvals?‎ Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP 9/23/2013
EPA Proposes New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for Power Plants Greenberg Traurig, LLP 9/20/2013
Watt's New? Michigan Energy News - September 2013 Varnum LLP 9/20/2013
Indiana Commission Approves Headwaters Wind Project Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP 9/20/2013
California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard Upheld after Initial Defeat in Federal Court Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 9/20/2013
The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center Releases 2013 Clean Technology Industry Report Showing Strong Growth in Massachusetts Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 9/19/2013
Patentees Can Continue Patent Infringement Lawsuits in Russia even if a Patent is Found to be Partially Invalid Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 9/19/2013
Federal Court Rules that Compliance with Clean Air Act Permit Does Not Preempt Private Tort Suits Over Air Emissions Godfrey & Kahn S.C. 9/19/2013
Administration to Propose Water Jurisdiction Rule That May Affect Energy and Infrastructure Developers Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 9/19/2013
The Incredible Shrinking Michigan Renewable Energy Surcharge Varnum LLP 9/18/2013
Clean Energy: Don't Believe the Shakeout Hype Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 9/18/2013
Coast Guard Looks to Expand Safety and Environmental Management Systems to Vessels on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 9/18/2013
New York Proposes To Green Light Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Fueling Stations Greenberg Traurig, LLP 9/18/2013
Energy and Environment Law Update - September 16, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 9/17/2013
Does Environmental Enforcement Against Individuals Make Sense? Greenberg Traurig, LLP 9/17/2013
Multi-Agency Chemical Advisory on Ammonium Nitrate Asserts EPA Jurisdiction Under the Clean Air Act’s General Duty Clause Beveridge & Diamond PC 9/17/2013
Who’s GINA and What Should I Know About Her? Re: Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 9/16/2013
Environmental Implications of United States Department of Energy's (DOE) Approval of Fourth Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Export Project Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 9/14/2013
Software Entrepreneur Calls New Zealand’s Software Ban ‘Worst Advice in History of Capitalism’ Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. 9/13/2013
Arizona Corporation Commission Stops Looking Into Deregulation Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP 9/13/2013
“Innocent” Purchasers Beware: U.S. EPA Withdraws New Environmental Site Assessment Standard Barnes & Thornburg LLP 9/13/2013
Understanding Biologics and Biosimilars in Turkey Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 9/13/2013
Anaerobic Digester Opens at Michigan State University Varnum LLP 9/12/2013
Energy and Environmental Law Weekly Update - September 9, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 9/10/2013
Understanding Biologics and Biosimilars in Brazil Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 9/10/2013
New Jersey Court Bars Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Reliance On “Guidance” For Stormwater Management Plans Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 9/10/2013
Cellulosic Ethanol Plant Loses Partner Varnum LLP 9/9/2013
New York High Court To Hear Cases Determining Future of Hydraulic Fracturing Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 9/9/2013
California Approves Final Green Chemistry Regulations, Disapproves Key Trade Secret Provisions Beveridge & Diamond PC 9/9/2013
Time to Get Serious About Climate Change Risks Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS) 9/9/2013
Sewer Reservation Agreement Ordinance Withstands Challenge Preserving Development Rights Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 9/8/2013
Department of Energy (DOE) Announces Funding for Hydrokinetic Power Projects McDermott Will & Emery 9/6/2013
Settlement Reached for Displaced Family After Mercury Cleanup Beveridge & Diamond PC 9/6/2013
Energy and Environmental Law Update - Week of September 2, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 9/5/2013
Third Circuit Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) Decision is a Loss for EPA, But Also Contains Warnings for Power Plant Owners McDermott Will & Emery 9/5/2013
Massachusetts’ Nascent Water Technology Cluster is Poised for Strong Growth Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 9/5/2013
More Courts Weigh In On The Controversy Of Using “All Natural” with Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 9/4/2013
Deep Water Offshore Floating Wind Turbines Showcased in Michigan Varnum LLP 9/4/2013
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Addresses Fuel Obligations of Capacity Resources in ISO New England Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 9/4/2013
Department of Energy (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) Will Exercise Its Authority to Issue Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Grants to Venture Capital Majority-Owned Small Businesses Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 9/4/2013
Dr. Watson, Genomics and the Law Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. 9/3/2013
Detailed Explanation Not the Same as a New Ground for Rejection Re: Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) Case McDermott Will & Emery 8/31/2013
United Kingdom Government Confirms Change to Sustainability Criteria for Biomass McDermott Will & Emery 8/31/2013
A Generic Disclosure Does Not Support Claims to Individual Species Re: Protein Variants and Litigation McDermott Will & Emery 8/30/2013
Patent Claims Are Indefinite Where Claimed “Molecular Weight” Subject to Different Calculations McDermott Will & Emery 8/30/2013
EPA’s Final Rule on Solvent-Contaminated Wipes Reduces Regulatory Burden Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 8/30/2013
Does the Clean Air Act Preempt State Law Nuisance Claims Against Power Plants? McDermott Will & Emery 8/30/2013
Section 185 Fee Baseline Amount Submittal Deadline for Houston Area Sources Beveridge & Diamond PC 8/30/2013
Pennsylvania Closer to Approving New Oil and Gas Rules Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 8/30/2013
EPA Proposes Victoria County Texas State Implementation Plan (SIP) Revision Approval Beveridge & Diamond PC 8/30/2013
New Jersey Spill Act Claim Subject To Statute Of Limitations Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 8/29/2013
Energy and Environment Law Update - August 26, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 8/28/2013
Technology: Risks to Brand Protection When Advertising Through Social Media Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP 8/27/2013
Federal Trade Commission (FTC) & Green Advertising: Mattress Companies Settle FTC Allegations of Unsubstantiated “Volatile Organic Compounds" (VOC) Marketing Claims Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 8/26/2013
Restrictive Wind Zoning Struck Down by Michigan Court Varnum LLP 8/26/2013
Chile Developments (Volume II, 2013) Beveridge & Diamond PC 8/26/2013
Made in Michigan Microgrid Under Development Varnum LLP 8/25/2013
Doing The "One-Two" At the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 8/24/2013
Argentina Legal Highlights (Volume II, 2013) Beveridge & Diamond PC 8/24/2013
Costa Rica Legal Highlights (Volume II, 2013) Beveridge & Diamond PC 8/23/2013
Ecuador Legal Highlights (Volume II, 2013) Beveridge & Diamond PC 8/23/2013
Brazil Legal Highlights (Volume II, 2013) Beveridge & Diamond PC 8/23/2013
EPA Endorses New American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Phase I Standard Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP 8/23/2013
Mexico Legal Highlights (Volume II, 2013) Beveridge & Diamond PC 8/23/2013
Watt’s New? Michigan Energy Law News - August 2013 Varnum LLP 8/23/2013
Colombia Legal Highlights (Volume II, 2013) Beveridge & Diamond PC 8/23/2013
Peru Legal Highlights (Volume II, 2013) Beveridge & Diamond PC 8/22/2013
Uruguay Legal Highlights (Volume II, 2013) Beveridge & Diamond PC 8/22/2013
Puerto Rico Legal Highlights (Volume II, 2013) Beveridge & Diamond PC 8/22/2013
Coming Clean: EPA Finally Adopts Industrial Wipes Standard Much Shelist, P.C. 8/22/2013
Seventh Circuit Defines Rights to Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) Cost Recovery and Contribution Actions Godfrey & Kahn S.C. 8/22/2013
Review of Indian Patent Working Requirements Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. 8/21/2013
Consumers Energy Natural Gas Plant Approval Case Gets Started Varnum LLP 8/21/2013
Exclusive Federal Jurisdiction Over Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Citizen Suits Greenberg Traurig, LLP 8/21/2013
Energy and Environment Law Update - August 19, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 8/20/2013
Washington State Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) Labeling Initiative is Round Two for Prop. 37 Donors MapLight 8/19/2013
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Initial Decision Lowers Return on Equity (ROEs) for New England Transmission Owners Schiff Hardin LLP 8/18/2013
Senate Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Hearing Highlights Perils of Path Forward for Updated Chemicals Management Framework Beveridge & Diamond PC 8/17/2013
EPA Denies Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) Petitions; American Petroleum Institute (API) and the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) Request Partial Waiver Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 8/16/2013
Important Energy Reform Submitted by Mexico's President Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 8/16/2013
New All Appropriate Inquiries (ASTM) Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment Standards Endorsed by EPA as Constituting “All Appropriate Inquiries” under Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) Barnes & Thornburg LLP 8/16/2013
China's Patent Re-Examination Board Says Pharmaceutical Salts Not Patentable Over Pure Compounds Greenberg Traurig, LLP 8/15/2013
Savings, Solar, and Shade: Taking Advantage of Arizona's Public School District Energy Contract Statutes Dickinson Wright PLLC 8/14/2013
Energy and Environment Law Update - August 12, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 8/14/2013
Biomass Opportunities Abound in Michigan Varnum LLP 8/14/2013
US Government Accountability Office (GAO) Advocates for Increased Attention on Adapting to the Effects of Climate Change Beveridge & Diamond PC 8/14/2013
Licensing Efficiency and Environmental Streamlining comes to Small Hydro Projects Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 8/12/2013
Solar Project has Dual Axis Tracking Varnum LLP 8/12/2013
Unusual Circumstances: California Supreme Court Upholds Limited Use of Future Conditions Baseline Under California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 8/9/2013
Supreme Court Extends PLIVA Case to Preempt Certain Design Defect Claims Against Generic Drug Manufacturers Greenberg Traurig, LLP 8/9/2013
Deepwater Wind, Wins First Federal Auction for Commercial Offshore Wind Development Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 8/9/2013
California Supreme Court Weighs in on the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Projected Baseline Issue Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP 8/9/2013
Recent Decisions involving Section 3(d) of the Indian Patents Act Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 8/9/2013
High Growth Segment Businesses in the UK McDermott Will & Emery 8/8/2013
Wisconsin Governor Walker Signs Wisconsin State Budget Bill Into Law Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 8/8/2013
EPA Issues Final 2013 Renewable Fuels Standard Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 8/8/2013
EPA Targets Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO) for Criminal Enforcement Actions under the Clean Water Act; CAFOs to Continue to be National Enforcement Priority for EPA in FY 2014-2016 Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 8/8/2013
Checking Off the List: Department of Energy (DOE) Approves a Third Non-Free Trade Agreement (Non-FTA) Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Export Authorization Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 8/8/2013
Acquiring Italian Distressed Renewable Energy Assets McDermott Will & Emery 8/8/2013
Energy and Environmental Law Update - Week of August 5, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 8/7/2013
Challenges of EPA Rules Requiring States to Address Greenhouse Gases in State Implementation Program (SIP) Plans Dismissed by D.C. Circuit Barnes & Thornburg LLP 8/7/2013
Region Aims to Be First Solar-Ready Michigan Community Varnum LLP 8/7/2013
ML Strategies Weekly Energy and Environment Update – Week of August 5, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 8/7/2013
Telehealth: A Different (but not to be Ignored) Area of Healthcare Real Estate Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC 8/5/2013
No Declaratory Judgment Jurisdiction Where Binding Assurances of No Litigation Eliminates Any Possible Justiciable Case or Controversy in Patent Case McDermott Will & Emery 8/4/2013
Navigating the Isolated DNA Patent Eligibility Jungle Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 8/3/2013
Seventh Circuit Deals Major Blow to the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) New Source Review Enforcement Barnes & Thornburg LLP 8/3/2013
Congress Passes Legislation to Assist Small Scale Hydropower Development Schiff Hardin LLP 8/2/2013
Federal District Courts Request FDA to Define “Natural” With Respect to Genetically-Modified Organisms (GMO) Foods Barnes & Thornburg LLP 8/2/2013
7th Circuit Decision on Application of Statute of Limitations to Clean Air Act’s Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) Violations Could Hinder EPA Enforcement Initiative Beveridge & Diamond PC 8/2/2013
Healthcare and Data Exclusivity in Russia – One Year Later Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 8/2/2013
Texas Railroad Commission Well-Plugging Program Audited Beveridge & Diamond PC 8/1/2013
Federal Circuit Has Appellate Jurisdiction Over International Trade Commission's (ITC) Dismissal of Claim Based on Arbitration Agreement McDermott Will & Emery 8/1/2013
Victory for Wisconsin Businesses, Municipalities and Property Owners in Lake Koshkonong Case Godfrey & Kahn S.C. 8/1/2013
California State Water Board Issues New Draft Industrial Storm Water Permit Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP 8/1/2013
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Toxicology News Beveridge & Diamond PC 8/1/2013
The Supreme Court Holds Human Genes are Unpatentable Dickinson Wright PLLC 8/1/2013
Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) Adopts Procedures for Relaxing Eligibility for Net Metering Renewable Energy Facilities McDermott Will & Emery 7/31/2013
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Plans Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Permitting Takeover as DC Circuit Dismisses Texas’ GHG Permitting Challenge Beveridge & Diamond PC 7/31/2013
Albion Solar Company Growing in Florida and California Varnum LLP 7/31/2013
Energy and Environment Law Update - July 29, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 7/31/2013
Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) Draft Guidance For Industry On Pre-Launch Activities Importation Requests: Dead On Arrival? Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 7/30/2013
Privacy Monday – July 29, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 7/30/2013
Department of Justice Launches an Antitrust Investigation into Pressure Pumping Services Used in Hydraulic Fracturing McDermott Will & Emery 7/30/2013
San Antonio Water System Negotiates $1.1 Billion Clean Water Act Settlement Beveridge & Diamond PC 7/29/2013
Recycling Company Fined $4.5 Million for Illegal Export of Electronic Waste; Executives Receive Prison Sentences Beveridge & Diamond PC 7/28/2013
EPA Targets Combined Animal Feeding Operations for Criminal Enforcement Beveridge & Diamond PC 7/27/2013
Companies Fined for Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Reporting Errors Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 7/26/2013
D.C. District Court Upholds SEC's Conflict Minerals Rules, Government Accountability Office (GAO) Report Questions Effectiveness on Humanitarian Efforts Greenberg Traurig, LLP 7/25/2013
President Obama Releases Climate Action Plan Beveridge & Diamond PC 7/25/2013
Patent Term Extension in Russia Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 7/25/2013
Michigan Gas Generating Plant Certificate of Necessity Sought Varnum LLP 7/24/2013
A Two-fer: North Carolina Lawsuits Over Damage to Coastal Wetlands and Damage by Local Government Prayer Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC 7/24/2013
Business Opportunities in Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Gerald R. Ford Lecture Series to Take Place July 30 Varnum LLP 7/24/2013
Illinois Set to Regulate Shale Oil and Gas McDermott Will & Emery 7/24/2013
Gina McCarthy Confirmed as EPA Administrator as Obama Completes Energy “Trifecta” Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 7/24/2013
Energy & Environmental Law Update - Week of July 22, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 7/24/2013
Backing Fracking: UK Government Announces Shale Gas Incentives Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 7/23/2013
Edison Electric Institute (EEI) Urges Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to Reform its Returns on Equity (ROE) Methodology Schiff Hardin LLP 7/23/2013
Excitement in Biotech Industry Brings Wave of Initial Public Offerings (IPOs), Merger Offers McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 7/22/2013
S.S. Badger Saves Diesel Fuel by Carrying Wind Towers Varnum LLP 7/22/2013
French Administrative Supreme Court (Conseil d'Etat) Orders Change to Rules Authorizing Hydrocarbon Exploration Drilling McDermott Will & Emery 7/21/2013
Supplementary Protection Certificates and Pediatric Extensions in Croatia Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 7/20/2013
House Committee Prepares Sustainable Growth Formula (SGR) Legislation Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 7/19/2013
Department of Energy (DOE) Releases Climate Trends Impact on Energy Sector Report Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 7/19/2013
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Imposes Whopping Penalty Against Bank and Traders for Allegedly Manipulating Western Power Prices McDermott Will & Emery 7/18/2013
California Proposes Energy Storage Procurement Requirement McDermott Will & Emery 7/18/2013
China Life Science Laws and Regulations Update Greenberg Traurig, LLP 7/17/2013
Senator Leahy Urges National Institutes of Health (NIH) to Exercise “March-in” Rights on Myriad’s Tests Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. 7/17/2013
Indiana Court Presumes Lack of Defect Due to Manufacturer’s Compliance with Federal Pesticide Law Beveridge & Diamond PC 7/17/2013
Fifth Circuit Upholds Dismissal of Katrina Global Warming Suit on Res Judicata Grounds Beveridge & Diamond PC 7/17/2013
California Trial Court Rejects Defense Argument That State Must Establish Locations with Specificity in Statewide Lead Paint Suit Beveridge & Diamond PC 7/17/2013
Los Angeles County Nuisance Claim Survives on Grounds that Defendant Cities “Generated” Stormwater Runoff Beveridge & Diamond PC 7/17/2013
Brain Spray and the Law Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC 7/17/2013
Testimony that Worker Used Product Sufficient to Defeat Manufacturer’s Summary Judgment Motion in Exposure Case Beveridge & Diamond PC 7/17/2013
The House Takes Action on Energy Legislation, and Senate Leader Forces Vote on Presidential Nominations Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 7/16/2013
Oklahoma Supreme Court Finds Comprehensive Tort Reform Law Unconstitutional Beveridge & Diamond PC 7/16/2013
Colorado Appeals Court Rejects Lone Pine Order in Fracking Case Beveridge & Diamond PC 7/16/2013
Energy and Environment Law Update - July 15, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 7/16/2013
Patentability Issues for Plants in the European Patent Office (EPO) Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. 7/16/2013
Ethanol and Other Biomass Plants No Longer Exempt from Carbon Dioxide Emission Limits: D.C. Circuit Vacates EPA's Three-Year Deferral for Biogenic CO2 Sources Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 7/16/2013
Privacy Monday Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 7/15/2013
Wind Towers Shipping from Monroe, Michigan Varnum LLP 7/15/2013
Senate Bill Would Increase Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) Budget by Over 12 Percent Barnes & Thornburg LLP 7/12/2013
D.C. Circuit’s Decision Remanding PM-2.5 Implementation Rules Is Not Preventing Redesignation of PM-2.5 Nonattainment Areas Beveridge & Diamond PC 7/12/2013
Myriad Uncertainties Re: U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Greenberg Traurig, LLP 7/12/2013
International Survey of the Patentability of Genes, Proteins and Other Genetic Materials Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 7/12/2013
Farming Solar Rays: County Decision to Approve Industrial-Scale Solar on Williamson Act Lands OK'd Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 7/11/2013
Farmers Win Some And Lose More in Michigan Wetland Amendments Varnum LLP 7/11/2013
Michigan’s Wetland Statute Amended to Satisfy U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Varnum LLP 7/11/2013
EPA Takes A Step Towards Additional Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Regulation of Exploration and Production (E&P) Fluids Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 7/11/2013
Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) Extends the Availability of Valuable Solar Carve-Out Program McDermott Will & Emery 7/11/2013
Supreme Court Decision Myriad Brings Out Its “Reserve Claims” To Challenge Ambry Re: Patent Eligibility Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. 7/10/2013
The Farm and FY14 Energy and Water Development Bills Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 7/10/2013
New International Trade Commission (ITC) Investigation Could Affect Supply of Oil and Gas Tubulars Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 7/10/2013
MassDEP Issues New Solid Waste Master Plan Beveridge & Diamond PC 7/10/2013
Seventh Circuit Determines That Failing to Obtain a Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) Permit is a One-Time Violation of the Clean Air Act Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 7/9/2013
Railway Agrees to Pay over $49,000 Penalty and Change Practices to Resolve Solid Waste Claims in Settlement with MassDEP Beveridge & Diamond PC 7/9/2013
U.S. Pledges Support for Investments in Sub-Saharan African Power Projects McDermott Will & Emery 7/9/2013
Public Water System Manager Found Guilty of Tampering with Drinking Water Samples After Trial Beveridge & Diamond PC 7/9/2013
Energy and Environmental Law Update - Week of July 8, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 7/9/2013
Massachusetts Appeals Court Reaffirms Local Control Over Nonconforming Uses Beveridge & Diamond PC 7/9/2013
Revised Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) Regulations Codify Review of Project Greenhouse Gas Emissions Beveridge & Diamond PC 7/9/2013
Increased Fracking on the Horizon in UK Gas Sector? McDermott Will & Emery 7/8/2013
Solar Panels at General Motors (GM) Tech Center Varnum LLP 7/8/2013
U.S. District Court Vacates SEC Rule on Extractive Industries Disclosure Requirements; Issuers Await Decision on Conflict Minerals Rule Greenberg Traurig, LLP 7/8/2013
A Short-Lived Victory for Generic Drug Manufacturers? Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 7/6/2013
Judge Posner Suggests Some Renewable Portfolio Standards are Unconstitutional Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP 7/5/2013
Amended Renewable Energy Plan Yields Rate Reductions Varnum LLP 7/4/2013
European Union (EU) Carbon Trading System Wins Parliament's Support Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 7/4/2013
Buyer Beware: Important “Supply” Issues For Life Science Companies Sills Cummis & Gross P.C. 7/3/2013
Energy and Environmental Law Update - Week of July 1, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 7/3/2013
King County, Washington Enacts Pharmaceutical Take-Back Program Beveridge & Diamond PC 7/2/2013
Privacy Monday: Privacy Tidbits to Start Your Week Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 7/2/2013
It’s Not Easy Being Green Re: Unions and Environmental Concerns Barnes & Thornburg LLP 7/2/2013
Practical Effect of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Decision: Non-Jurisdictionals May Opt Out of Regional Transmission Planning Processes Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 7/2/2013
The Brave New World of HIPAA Breaches: Omnibus Rule Changes the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 ("HIPAA") and Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act ("HITECH") Landscape von Briesen & Roper, S.C. 7/1/2013
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Approves Proposal of Haze Reduction Progress Report Beveridge & Diamond PC 6/30/2013
Generic Versions of AstraZeneca’s Pulmicort Respules Enjoined from Launch Pending Appeal in Patent Infringement Case McDermott Will & Emery 6/30/2013
No Anti-Suit Injunction Where Foreign Arbitration Controls Resolution of Licensing Dispute McDermott Will & Emery 6/30/2013
Immaculate Conception? It Is in the Eye, Re: Inventions McDermott Will & Emery 6/30/2013
President’s Carbon Reduction Initiative to Impact Michigan Varnum LLP 6/29/2013
No Implied Duty to Develop Particular Strata in Pennsylvania (e.g. Marcellus Shale) Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 6/29/2013
Texas Supreme Court Declines to Reconsider Clean Air Act Preemption Decision Beveridge & Diamond PC 6/29/2013
Wyeth v. Abbott Labs. – Picking Plaintiff’s Poison re: Patent Infringement Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. 6/29/2013
Financial Innovation for Clean Energy Deployment: Congress Considers Expanding Master Limited Partnerships for Clean Energy Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 6/29/2013
2013 Texas Environmental Legislation Summary Beveridge & Diamond PC 6/29/2013
President Obama Outlines Approach for Addressing Climate Change Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP 6/29/2013
Claim Term Can Have Different Constructions Depending Upon Context In Patent Claims McDermott Will & Emery 6/28/2013
Recent Federal and International Developments Good for California Cap and Trade Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 6/28/2013
House Defeats Farm Bill, Senate Advances Modest Energy Legislation – Weekly Energy and Environmental Update Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 6/27/2013
Obama's Climate Plan Provides Timeline to Reduce Carbon Emissions at New and Existing Power Plants McDermott Will & Emery 6/27/2013
Key Texas Environmental Legislation Highlights Andrews Kurth 6/27/2013
Recent Brazilian Federal Court Decision Involving Genetic Heritage and Traditional Knowledge Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 6/27/2013
U.S. Supreme Court Holds Genes Cannot Be Patented but Other Patent Strategies Can Be Pursued Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP 6/26/2013
Clean Air Act Insurance Defense Coverage Barnes & Thornburg LLP 6/26/2013
New Jersey Senate Passes Open-Space Preservation Amendment Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 6/26/2013
Italy: Government Extends Scope of Application of "Robin Hood Tax" McDermott Will & Emery 6/25/2013
California Bill Aims To Promote Green Energy Investment Scams Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP 6/25/2013
Energy Disclosures for Non-Residential Buildings Greenberg Traurig, LLP 6/25/2013
Is Regulation of Greenhouse Gases Through the Clean Air Act Becoming “Too Big to Fail”? Schiff Hardin LLP 6/25/2013
EPA Seeks Input on New Clean Air Standards for Solid Waste Landfills U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 6/24/2013
Crowdsourcing Asteroid Detection Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS) 6/23/2013
Federal Trade Commission (FTC) v. Actavis: What Does It Mean for Reverse-Payment Settlements? Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 6/23/2013
Remediation Deadline Leads To Surge In Access Requests Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 6/22/2013
Basic Guidelines for Protecting Company Trade Secrets Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP 6/22/2013
Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Capacity Quickly Expands When States Provide the Right Incentives Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 6/21/2013
Failure To Separately Notice Consideration Of California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Document Violates Brown Act Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 6/21/2013
Supreme Court Issues Split Decision on Myriad Genetics' DNA Claims Schiff Hardin LLP 6/20/2013
New Kentucky Laws Go Into Effect Next Week McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 6/20/2013
Surprise – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Misses Another Deadline for Issuing Draft Stormwater Regulations Greenberg Traurig, LLP 6/20/2013
Energy and Environmental Law Update - Week of June 17, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 6/18/2013
Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) Unveils Emergency Regulation to Address Oversupply of Solar Applications McDermott Will & Emery 6/17/2013
In Upholding Midwestern Independent System Operator (MISO) Tariff, Seventh Circuit Declares In-State Renewable Preference Unconstitutional McDermott Will & Emery 6/16/2013
Association For Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics – An Isolated Local Difficulty? Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. 6/15/2013
Supreme Court to Myriad: Isolated DNA Sequences Are Not Patent-Eligible Subject Matter McDermott Will & Emery 6/15/2013
European Union State Aid Investigation into German Renewable Energy Law McDermott Will & Emery 6/15/2013
There's an App for That!! Re: Apps for Healthcare Providers Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC 6/14/2013
French Sunshine Act Implemented…Awaiting Guidance Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 6/14/2013
The Farm Bill Moves Through the Senate – Weekly Energy and Environmental Law Update Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 6/13/2013
Supreme Court Rules In Myriad On Patentability Of DNA Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. 6/13/2013
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Issues New Final Greenhouse Gas Clean Air Act Permit Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 6/13/2013
Energy and Environment Weekly Update - Week of June 10, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 6/12/2013
European Union State Aid Investigation into German Renewable Energy Law McDermott Will & Emery 6/12/2013
Federal Court Rules That Issuers Face Strict Liability for Erroneous Statements About Legal Compliance in Registration Statements, Even if They Did Not Know the Statements Were False Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 6/11/2013
New DTE Electric Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) for Wind Energy Varnum LLP 6/11/2013
National Institutes of Health (NIH) Opens Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program to Majority-Owned Venture Capital Small Business Concerns Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 6/11/2013
Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association (GLREA) Energy Fair Report Varnum LLP 6/11/2013
New Cybersecurity Guidance Released by the National Institute of Standards and Technology: What You Need to Know for Your Business Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 6/11/2013
Section 3(d) of the Indian Patents Act – Part I Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 6/8/2013
Nuclear Plant Off-Line Again in Michigan Varnum LLP 6/7/2013
Monsanto Wins Supreme Court Patent Case Concerning Roundup Ready Soy Beans Varnum LLP 6/7/2013
Genie in a Bottle? Filling the Budget Gap by Expanding Massachusetts’s Bottle Redemption Law McDermott Will & Emery 6/5/2013
Agencies Seek Comments to Inform Future Health Information Technology (IT) Regulation Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 6/5/2013
Energy & Environment Law Update for the Week of June 3, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 6/4/2013
Farm Bill Amendments, Presidential Nominees, and the Shaheen-Portman Energy Efficiency Bill Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 6/4/2013
Michigan's Energy Forum Update Varnum LLP 6/4/2013
Delta Finds Reprieve in State Court, but Not Everyone Will Get to Fly the Friendly Skies Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 6/4/2013
Tesoro to Pay $1.1 Million to Resolve Clean Air Act Violations U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 6/3/2013
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Proposes Rules to Protect Americans from Exposure to Formaldehyde U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 6/2/2013
Federal Circuit Holds Claim Construction Turns on Patentee Disclaimer McDermott Will & Emery 6/2/2013
Functional Limitation Saves “Spaced Relationship” from Indefiniteness Re: Patent Litigation and Health Care McDermott Will & Emery 6/2/2013
Fifth Circuit Upholds Dismissal of Katrina Global Warming Suit Beveridge & Diamond PC 6/1/2013
Citizens Petition EPA for Review of Clean Air Act (CAA) Emissions Factors Beveridge & Diamond PC 6/1/2013
Patent Exhaustion Rejected: Patented Seed Purchaser Has No Right to Make Copies McDermott Will & Emery 6/1/2013
Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission (TCEQ) Approves Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) Failure to Attain Fee Rules Beveridge & Diamond PC 5/31/2013
Natural Gas, Keystone XL, and Administrative Nominations – Weekly Energy and Environmental Law Update Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 5/31/2013
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Sets Sights on Solar Flare Defense Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 5/30/2013
How Monsanto Applies to Nonagricultural Biotechnology Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC 5/30/2013
Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), Social Media and You Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP 5/30/2013
Energy and Environmental Law Update - Week of May 28, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 5/29/2013
Maryland Establishes New Pesticide Reporting and Information Workgroup Beveridge & Diamond PC 5/29/2013
Master Limited Partnership (MLP) Private Letter Rulings Issued in 2013 – A Busy Start to the Year! Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 5/29/2013
Patent Drafting Secrets – Techniques and Templates Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP 5/29/2013
Weighing Going Private or Sale to Carl Icahn, Dell Cuts off Info McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 5/29/2013
United States Takes Action to Reduce Hazards from Phosphoric Acid Manufacturing at Louisiana Facility U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 5/27/2013
Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) Labeling Amendment Rejected Overwhelmingly in the Senate MapLight 5/27/2013
Massachusetts to Issue AA+ $100m of Green Bonds on June 4, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 5/27/2013
EPA Adds Nine Hazardous Waste Sites to Superfund’s National Priorities List U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 5/27/2013
Michigan Business Connect - We Are All in this Together Varnum LLP 5/27/2013
Bipartisan Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Modernization Bill, Chemical Safety Improvement Act, Introduced in Senate Beveridge & Diamond PC 5/26/2013
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Announces $7 Million to Promote Clean Energy in Tribal Communities Godfrey & Kahn S.C. 5/25/2013
Watt's New? Michigan Energy Newsletter - May 2013 Varnum LLP 5/25/2013
Genetically Engineered Crop Prevails Again in Court Beveridge & Diamond PC 5/25/2013
Regulation of Aviation Operations Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP 5/24/2013
Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Issues New Analysis of Carbon Tax Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP 5/23/2013
Huron County, Michigan Seeks Clarification on Taxes Varnum LLP 5/23/2013
Environmental Protection Agency Takes Steps to Approve New Types of Renewable Fuels Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 5/23/2013
EPA Declines to Create New Air Pollution Control Program for Coal Mines – For Now. Dinsmore & Shohl LLP 5/22/2013
Energy and Environmental Law Update Week of May 20, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 5/22/2013
Commercial and Residential Developers, Builders and Landlords Face New Storm Water Regulations Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP 5/22/2013
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Establishes New, Comprehensive Cybersecurity Guidelines for Federal Agencies and Commercial Companies Greenberg Traurig, LLP 5/20/2013
As Summer Winds Down, Patent Law Heats Up Greenberg Traurig, LLP 5/19/2013
Patent Exhaustion Rejected: Patented Seed Purchaser Has No Right to Make Copies 5/19/2013
Changes in ISO New England Inc.'s (ISO-NE) Day-Ahead Energy Market Schedule To Take Effect Next Week 5/18/2013
Biotech Innovation In A First-to-File World Greenberg Traurig, LLP 5/18/2013
Graphene Technology Increases Anode Capacity for Lithium-Ion Batteries Varnum LLP 5/18/2013
The Department of Energy Establishes Uniform Protocols for Determining Energy Efficiency Savings Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 5/18/2013
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) Issues Guidance Document for May, 2014 Remediation Deadline Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 5/17/2013
Shippers Rolling the Dice to Gain Oil Pipeline Capacity Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 5/17/2013
Base-Erosion and Profit-Shifting – Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Report McDermott Will & Emery 5/16/2013
CLS Bank v. Alice Corp. (Part 2) Re: Patent Litigation Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. 5/16/2013
Massive Growth in Software Usage the Real Reason for More Software Patents, Not Abuse Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. 5/16/2013
Supreme Court Sides with Monsanto on Issue of Patent Protection for Genetically Modified Seeds; Ruling Is a Major Victory for the Biotechnology Industry Vedder Price 5/16/2013
Supreme Court Decides Bowman v. Monsanto for Monsanto Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. 5/15/2013
One Step Forward, One Step Back – NY Moves Forward on Its Environmental Self-Audit Policy as Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Looks to Retreat Greenberg Traurig, LLP 5/15/2013
Energy & Environmental Law Update May 13, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 5/15/2013
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Issues Final "Sunshine" Rule, Establishing New Reporting Requirements for Drug and Device Makers and Some Group Purchasing Organizations (GPOs) Greenberg Traurig, LLP 5/15/2013
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Establishes June 30 Deadline for Oil and Natural Gas Companies’ Submittal of Requests for Alternative Greenhouse Gas Monitoring Methods Beveridge & Diamond PC 5/14/2013
En (many) Banc(s) Federal Circuit Decides CLS Bank v. Alice Corp. Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. 5/14/2013
The Perils and Promise of 3D Printing: Are DIY Life Sciences in Your Future? Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 5/13/2013
Courts to Rule on Wind Issues Varnum LLP 5/13/2013
Federal Agencies Expand Urban Waterway Revitalization Efforts in Communities Across the Nation U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 5/12/2013
Ecuador Legal Highlights (Volume I 2013) Beveridge & Diamond PC 5/11/2013
Peru Legal Highlights (Volume I 2013) Beveridge & Diamond PC 5/11/2013
Brazil Legal Highlights (Volume I 2013) Beveridge & Diamond PC 5/11/2013
Department of Energy (DOE) Renews Michigan State University Biofuels Funding Varnum LLP 5/10/2013
A First for Fair, Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory (FRAND): Federal Court in Microsoft v. Motorola Sets FRAND Royalty Rates for Standard Essential Patents McDermott Will & Emery 5/10/2013
Costa Rica Legal Highlights (Volume I 2013) Beveridge & Diamond PC 5/10/2013
Mexico Legal Highlights (Volume I 2013) Beveridge & Diamond PC 5/10/2013
Draft Guidance Outlines Recommendations for Formal Meetings Between Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Biosimilar Sponsors and Applicants McDermott Will & Emery 5/9/2013
Bureau of Land Management Finalizes Segregation Rule for Wind and Solar Energy Projects McDermott Will & Emery 5/9/2013
Chile Highlights (Volume I 2013) Beveridge & Diamond PC 5/8/2013
Energy & Environmental Law Update May 6, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 5/8/2013
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Staff Issues Report on Bonneville Power Administration's Reliability Standards Audit Schiff Hardin LLP 5/8/2013
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Staff Issues Report on Bonneville Power Administration’s Reliability Standards Audit Schiff Hardin LLP 5/7/2013
Energy Innovation with Nanoparticles Varnum LLP 5/7/2013
Building Blocks for Inventions Re: Patent and Innovation Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC 5/6/2013
Community Solar Success in Michigan Varnum LLP 5/5/2013
Vapor Intrusion Regulation and Environmental Remediation Beveridge & Diamond PC 5/4/2013
Hydraulic Fracturing Bans: New York Appellate Court Affirms Zoning Bans at the Local Level Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 5/4/2013
Texas Federal Court Dismisses Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) Contribution Claimed Based on Alleged “Re-Contamination” of Former Superfund Site Beveridge & Diamond PC 5/4/2013
New York Appellate Court Affirms Broad Right of Local Governments To Use Zoning to Ban Gas Drilling Greenberg Traurig, LLP 5/4/2013
Annual Meeting of Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council Varnum LLP 5/3/2013
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and Environmental Protection Agency Reach Agreement re Greenhouse Gas Emissions Permitting Beveridge & Diamond PC 5/3/2013
Allergan V. Sandoz – When Everything “Old” Is “New” Again Re: Patent Law Litigation Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. 5/3/2013
Texas is Among States Filing Petition for Cert with U.S. Supreme Court on Greenhouse Gas Emissions Rules Beveridge & Diamond PC 5/3/2013
Texas Emissions Reduction Plan (TERP) Program Rebate Grants Available Beveridge & Diamond PC 5/2/2013
Can California Cap and Trade if Brussels Stumbles? Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 5/2/2013
Environmental Groups Request Probe Into Startup, Shutdown, Malfunction and Maintenance Events Beveridge & Diamond PC 5/1/2013
Texas State Implementation Plan Update Beveridge & Diamond PC 5/1/2013
Supreme Court Invites Solicitor General to File Brief Expressing United States Views on Texas-New Mexico Water Dispute Beveridge & Diamond PC 5/1/2013
Federal Appeals Court Reinstates EPA “Veto” Over Corps’ Mining-Related Permit Dinsmore & Shohl LLP 5/1/2013
New Hydraulic Fracturing Water Recycling Rules Published in Texas Register Beveridge & Diamond PC 5/1/2013
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Misses Deadline on Setting Greenhouse Gas Limits Varnum LLP 4/30/2013
Energy and Environmental Law Update April 29, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 4/30/2013
Michigan Energy Forums Concluded Varnum LLP 4/29/2013
Green Construction Risks and Rewards Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS) 4/29/2013
Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") Announces New Steam Electric Power Generating Point Source (ELGs) for Power Plants Barnes & Thornburg LLP 4/29/2013
Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") Updates Notice Determining When Construction Begins for Purposes of the Production Tax Credit and Investment Tax Credit McDermott Will & Emery 4/28/2013
Energy Use Disclosure Requirements Go Into Effect for Owners of Nonresidential California Buildings Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP 4/27/2013
Pennsylvania Supreme Court Maintains Presumption that Oil and Gas are Not “Minerals” Greenberg Traurig, LLP 4/27/2013
Watt’s New? Michigan Energy News Varnum LLP 4/27/2013
Certain Residential Developments Exempt from California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Review: Greenhouse Gas Emission Issues Do Not Constitute New Information Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP 4/27/2013
Delaware Supreme Court Affirms Preclusive Effect of Non-Delaware Dismissals and Rejects Irrebuttable Presumption That a Derivative Plaintiff Who Fails to Conduct a Section 220 Inspection Is an Inadequate Representative Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 4/26/2013
Bipartisan Group of Legislators Reintroduces Master Limited Partnerships Parity Act McDermott Will & Emery 4/26/2013
Expanding Market for Technologies to Clean Wastewater from Hydraulic Fracturing Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 4/26/2013
Investment in Clean Energy Dips in First Quarter of 2013 Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP 4/26/2013
D.C. Court Upholds EPA Authority to Retroactively Veto Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 404 Permits Beveridge & Diamond PC 4/26/2013
Exporting Pure Michigan: Time for Michigan’s Energy Supply Chain to Look Abroad Varnum LLP 4/25/2013
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Proposes to Approve Overhaul of North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Cybersecurity Standards Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 4/25/2013
Pennsylvania Court Allows “Every Exposure” Testimony When Combined With Other Evidence Beveridge & Diamond PC 4/25/2013
Update - Comment Deadline Extended for EPA Proposal to Eliminate Startup, Shutdown, and Malfunction Air Emission Exemptions in 36 States Barnes & Thornburg LLP 4/25/2013
Pennsylvania Court Holds Application of Biosolids To Be Protected Farming Activity Beveridge & Diamond PC 4/25/2013
New Hampshire Jury Awards State $236M in methyl tert-butyl (MTBE) Case Beveridge & Diamond PC 4/25/2013
IRS Issues “Begin Construction” Guidance for Renewable Energy Tax Credits Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 4/24/2013
D.C. Court Denies Class Certification in Drinking Water Case Beveridge & Diamond PC 4/24/2013
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Proposes to Adopt Version 5 of NERC’s Cyber Security Standards and Takes Other Reliability-Related Actions Schiff Hardin LLP 4/24/2013
Federal Court Certifies Class on Liability Claims Despite Differences Among Class Members on Exposure, Damages Beveridge & Diamond PC 4/24/2013
IRS Issues Notice to Determine When Construction Begins for Purposes of Production Tax Credit, Investment Tax Credit McDermott Will & Emery 4/24/2013
Supreme Court Shoots Down Stipulated Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA) Caps Beveridge & Diamond PC 4/24/2013
Utah Federal Court Rejects “Every Exposure” Theory Beveridge & Diamond PC 4/24/2013
Energy and Environmental Law Update April 22, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 4/24/2013
Simon Sinek Addresses RIMS 2013 with Lessons on Neuroscience and Leadership Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS) 4/24/2013
Marks & Clerk Releases Life Sciences 2013 Report Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. 4/23/2013
Know Your Rights When the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Comes Knocking Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 4/23/2013
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Commemorates Earth Day, Continues Conversation on Climate Change U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 4/22/2013
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Imposes a $975,000 Civil Penalty against Entergy for 27 Violations of Reliability Standard Schiff Hardin LLP 4/22/2013
Upcoming Webinar: Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District Case Greenberg Traurig, LLP 4/22/2013
Three Boston-area Businesses Recognized by EPA for Green Power Purchases U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 4/21/2013
Energy & Environmental Law Update - Week of April 16, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 4/21/2013
IRS Releases “Start Construction” Guidance for Renewable Energy Facilities Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 4/19/2013
Batting Practice with DNA Patents at the U.S. Supreme Court Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 4/19/2013
Technical Conference on Changes to the Company Registration Process Schiff Hardin LLP 4/18/2013
Nomination Hearings and the President’s FY2014 Environment and Energy Budget Proposal Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 4/18/2013
Energy & Environmental Law Update - Week of April 16, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 4/18/2013
Myriad Patent Case Argued Before The Supreme Court – Some Snippets Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. 4/18/2013
“Safe Chemicals Act,” First Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Reform Bill of 113th Congress, Reintroduced Beveridge & Diamond PC 4/17/2013
Utility Pole Not A Point Source Under The Clean Water Act Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 4/17/2013
Missouri Court Applies “All Sums” Allocation to Long-Tail Environmental Coverage Dispute Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP 4/17/2013
Carbon Claustrophobia - Significant Changes Coming to the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative's Cap and Trade Program Greenberg Traurig, LLP 4/17/2013
Renewable Energy Alert - IRS Releases 2013 Annual Inflation Factor and Reference Prices For Section 45 Production Tax Credits Barnes & Thornburg LLP 4/16/2013
Can Human Genes Be Patented? Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 4/16/2013
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Invites Applications for Renewable Energy System and Energy Efficiency Improvement Projects Godfrey & Kahn S.C. 4/15/2013
IRS Increases Value of Production Tax Credit for Wind, Geothermal, Closed-Loop Biomass Godfrey & Kahn S.C. 4/15/2013
U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Grants No-Action Relief for End Users from Swap Reporting Requirements Schiff Hardin LLP 4/15/2013
Wisconsin's New Wetlands Law Creates Significant Demand for New Wetland Mitigation Banks Godfrey & Kahn S.C. 4/15/2013
On CISPA (a Cybersecurity Bill), Privacy Advocates Fight While Tech Companies Stay Silent MapLight 4/15/2013
EPA Proposes Changes to Storage Tank Provisions of 2012 NSPS for Oil & Natural Gas Sector Beveridge & Diamond PC 4/12/2013
Proposed Revisions to Department of Natural Resources Wisconsin Environmental Policy Act (WEPA) Rules Are Out for Public Hearing and Comment Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 4/12/2013
President’s 2014 Budget Prioritizes Clean Energy Funding Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 4/12/2013
National Renewable Energy Laboratory Launches Solar Clearinghouse Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 4/11/2013
Annual Battery Show Set for September Re: Advanced Energy Storage Varnum LLP 4/11/2013
In Time of Austerity, President’s 2014 Budget Prioritizes Clean Energy Funding Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 4/10/2013
Energy & Environmental Law Update April 8, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 4/9/2013
Ninth Circuit Holds that In-Use Utility Poles Not Subject to the Clean Water Act or the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Schiff Hardin LLP 4/9/2013
Electric Vehicles Plans in China for GM Varnum LLP 4/8/2013
RIN Prosecutions: Where Fraud Meets Environmental Protection . . . Once Again Beveridge & Diamond PC 4/7/2013
Is EPA Playing Chicken With Clean Air Act Greenhouse Gas Standards? Greenberg Traurig, LLP 4/7/2013
Cobasys LLC of Orion of Michigan Absorbed into New Subsidiary Varnum LLP 4/6/2013
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Proposes Partially Delisting Texas City from Air Pollutant Watch List Beveridge & Diamond PC 4/6/2013
Predictions of Single-Issue Energy Legislation, Hydraulic Fracturing, and American Energy Independence Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 4/6/2013
Increased Federal Criminal Enforcement Against Oil and Gas Fracking Companies Beveridge & Diamond PC 4/6/2013
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Imposes a $975,000 Civil Penalty against Entergy for 27 Violations of Reliability Standard Schiff Hardin LLP 4/6/2013
EPA Proposes to Require 36 States to Revise Startup, Shutdown, and Malfunction Air Emission Provisions in State Implementation Plans Beveridge & Diamond PC 4/5/2013
IRS Increases Amount Wind and Renewables Receive Via Production Tax Credit Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 4/5/2013
Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (“MassDEP”) Proposes Site Cleanup Program Regulatory Changes under Regulatory Reform Initiative Beveridge & Diamond PC 4/5/2013
EPA Argues Lack of Authority to Promulgate Texas Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) for Ozone and Fine Particulate Matter Beveridge & Diamond PC 4/5/2013
Energy & Environment Law Update for the Week of April 1, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 4/4/2013
U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Clean Water Act (CWA) Logging Roads Exemption, Endorses Citizen Suit Enforcement of Ambiguous Agency Rules Beveridge & Diamond PC 4/4/2013
Department of Energy (DOE) Issues Guide For Developing Large-Scale Renewable Energy Projects on Federal Land McDermott Will & Emery 4/3/2013
Federal Government Releases Guidance to Streamline National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Reviews Beveridge & Diamond PC 4/3/2013
EPA Likely to Delay Issuance of Final Greenhouse Gas Rules for Power Plants Beveridge & Diamond PC 4/3/2013
Pipelines for New Energy Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 4/3/2013
Energy & Environmental Law Update - April 1, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 4/1/2013
The Pleading Bar for Securities Fraud Cases Is Higher Than It Looks Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC 4/1/2013
Patent Exhaustion for Self-Replicating Articles Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC 3/31/2013
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Punts on Closely Watched Request to Order a Shale Oil Pipeline Interconnection Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 3/29/2013
Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Rules that U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) May Proceed with an Enforcement Action against DTE Energy Schiff Hardin LLP 3/29/2013
Sixth Circuit Opens the Door to Greater EPA Involvement in Modifications to Existing Emissions Sources Varnum LLP 3/29/2013
Mintz Levin’s London-based IP Practice Group Identifies the UK’s ‘Patent Box’ as a Boon for Clean Technology Clients Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 3/28/2013
The Risks and Perils of Crowdfunding McDermott Will & Emery 3/28/2013
Congressional Representative Signals Willingness to Facilitate Telehealth Services Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 3/28/2013
Energy and Environmental Law Update - March 25, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 3/26/2013
New Grant in Michigan for Efforts to Remove Barriers to Renewable Energy Varnum LLP 3/26/2013
Stormwater’s Day in the Sun Re: U.S. Supreme Court Issues Decision on Clean Water Act Greenberg Traurig, LLP 3/26/2013
New EPA Report: Initial Data Shows Significant Gains in Fuel Economy for 2012 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 3/23/2013
Supreme Court Reaffirms EPA’s Right to Define Scope of its Own Regulations in Clean Water Act Decision Schiff Hardin LLP 3/23/2013
Coal Plants Sued for Pollution Exceedances Varnum LLP 3/21/2013
Suntech Closing Goodyear Solar Plant; Blames U.S. Solar Tariff Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP 3/19/2013
Energy and Environmental Law Update - March 18, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 3/19/2013
EPA & Florida Reach Agreement on Disputed Nutrient Standards for Florida’s Waterways Greenberg Traurig, LLP 3/19/2013
Highlights of Michigan Public Service Commission Annual Report Varnum LLP 3/16/2013
State Department Announces $6 Billion for Geothermal in Southeast Asia Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 3/16/2013
Proposed New Requirements on FDA Acceptance of Data from Clinical Studies for Medical Devices Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 3/14/2013
Bill to Fix National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permitting Duplication Introduced in Senate Varnum LLP 3/12/2013
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) Weighs in on 2014 Remediation Deadlines Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 3/11/2013
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) Draft Guidance on Pollutant (TMDL/WPDES) Permit; Implementation Is Open for Public Comment Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 3/10/2013
Enforcement and Reporting Updates for Pipeline Operators Barnes & Thornburg LLP 3/10/2013
Preliminary Answers from Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on the Viability of the PM 2.5 (Air Quality Analysis) Significant Impact Level Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 3/9/2013
International Trade Actions Complicate Global Market For Renewable Energy Businesses, Particularly Solar Sector McDermott Will & Emery 3/9/2013
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Proposes to Eliminate Startup, Shutdown, and Malfunction Air Emission Exemptions in 36 States Barnes & Thornburg LLP 3/9/2013
UK National Stem Cell Network Report – The Patent Watch Landscape Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. 3/9/2013
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) Weighs in on 2014 Remediation Deadlines Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 3/7/2013
United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) Reopens Public Hearing on Genetic Diagnostic Testing Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 3/7/2013
Annual Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) Conference Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. 3/4/2013
Deposit of Biological Material – Impact on Validity of Priority Claim Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. 3/3/2013
GE Takes Over Top Spot in Ranking of World's Largest Wind Turbine Manufacturers Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP 3/3/2013
Ten Thousand Wind Turbine Component Repairs Varnum LLP 3/2/2013
High Impact Entrepreneurship in Wisconsin: The Smoke and the Fire Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 2/28/2013
Supreme Court Hears “Replicant Soy Bean” Appeal Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. 2/22/2013
The Impact of Cloud Computing on Food and Drug Administration (FDA's) Regulation of Medical Products Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 2/19/2013
Biotech’s Public Relations Problems Continue Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. 2/17/2013
Michigan Community Wind Project Up and Running Varnum LLP 2/11/2013
Readying Michigan to Make Good Energy Decisions Varnum LLP 2/11/2013
Torrification Facility in Michigan to Supply Carbon for Environmental Control Varnum LLP 2/9/2013
Solar Array for Grand Rapids, Michigan Superfund Site?! Varnum LLP 2/9/2013
Energy and Environmental Law Update - February 3, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 2/6/2013
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Requests Public Comment on National Enforcement Initiatives Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 2/6/2013
Time For Myriad To Fight Another Day - DNA Composition Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. 2/5/2013
Coakley Announces Plans to Hold Energy Summit Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 1/28/2013
Los Angeles Kicks Off Its Feed-in Tariff Program McDermott Will & Emery 1/28/2013
Getting the Most From Your Good Idea: The Importance of Intellectual Property Law for Innovators Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 1/27/2013
Fine Particle Emissions Rules Remanded- Stricter Clean Air Regulations for Nonattainment Areas Will Follow Barnes & Thornburg LLP 1/25/2013
Creative Finance Mechanisms Enable Advanced Biofuel/Bioenergy Project Development Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 1/21/2013
Energy & Clean Tech Connections – January 2013 Edition Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 1/21/2013
EPA Finalizes Revisions to Clean Air Standards for Stationary Engines / Updated rule provides extensive public health protections, slashes costs of compliance U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 1/21/2013
Climate Change: Emerging Law of Adaptation Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 1/21/2013
New Effort to Develop Better Solar and Wind-Powered Batteries Varnum LLP 1/19/2013
New Jersey Monmouth County Sewer Service Area Map Open to Public Comment Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 1/19/2013
Energy & Environment Update - January 13, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 1/16/2013
California Cap-and-Trade Program Marches Forward McDermott Will & Emery 1/13/2013
Section 102(g) Is Still Available as a Defense for Pre-AIA Patents McDermott Will & Emery 1/12/2013
Key Energy Tax Provisions Included in ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Legislation McDermott Will & Emery 1/5/2013
Fiscal Cliffhanger: Congress Passes Federal Tax & Health Care Legislation for 2013 Greenberg Traurig, LLP 1/4/2013
Key Energy Tax Provisions Included in ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Legislation McDermott Will & Emery 1/4/2013
Solar Shingles Come (Back) to Michigan Varnum LLP 1/4/2013
EPA Issues Revised PM2.5 Ambient Air Quality Standards Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 1/3/2013
The Fiscal Cliff Deal’s Impact on Clean Energy Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 1/3/2013
EPA Tightens Air Quality Standards for Fine Particles Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 12/30/2012
Top Ten Biotech IP Stories of 2012 Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. 12/28/2012
New Jersey Spill Act: Innocent Purchaser Defense Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 12/28/2012
Kicking the Can Down the Road on Renewable Energy Varnum LLP 12/28/2012
Energy & Environmental Law Update – December 23, 2012 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 12/26/2012
Michigan Governor's Message on Energy and the Environment Varnum LLP 12/25/2012
Starting Energy Companies in Michigan Varnum LLP 12/24/2012
FTC Releases 2012 Green Guides Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC 12/23/2012
LEED v4 Nearing Completion McDermott Will & Emery 12/21/2012
EPA Enforcement in 2012 Protects Communities From Harmful Pollution U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 12/20/2012
Energy & Environmental Law Update – December 16, 2012 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 12/18/2012
Watt’s New? Michigan Energy News - December 2012 Varnum LLP 12/18/2012
EPA Provides Comfort to Prospective Tenants at Contaminated Properties Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 12/18/2012
A New Fate for Holiday Leftovers? Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 12/18/2012
Human Augmentation: A Bioethical Implication Analysis of Cybernetics, Nanotechnology, and Upgrades to the Human Body Southern University Law Center 12/17/2012
EPA Announces Next Round of Clean Air Standards to Reduce Harmful Soot Pollution U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 12/16/2012
Exelon Urges Employees to Lobby Congress to End Wind Tax Credit MapLight 12/16/2012
Renewable Energy Approvals for Detroit Edison Varnum LLP 12/15/2012
Michigan Lame Duck Legislative Changes to Environmental Cleanup of Contaminated Sites and Leaking Underground Storage Tanks Barnes & Thornburg LLP 12/15/2012
Reducing Total Lifetime System Costs for Solar Panels Varnum LLP 12/13/2012
Federal Court Vacates Conviction for Truthful Off-Label Promotion of FDA-Approved Drug McDermott Will & Emery 12/11/2012
Energy & Environmental Law Update – December 11, 2012 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 12/11/2012
China: New Measures Proposed for the Protection of the Environment 全国人大常委会公布《环境保护法修正案(草案)》(08/31/2012) Greenberg Traurig, LLP 12/10/2012
EPA Pushes Back on Stormwater Discharges from Logging Roads Varnum LLP 12/10/2012
Revised Green Guides Take On Renewable Energy and Carbon Offset Claims McDermott Will & Emery 12/7/2012
The European Union’s Emissions Trading Scheme: A Brief Pause at the Edge of the Enforcement Cliff? Vedder Price 12/5/2012
The Patentability of Isolated DNA Will be Decided by the Supreme Court Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C. 12/4/2012
Energy & Environment Law Update – December 2, 2012 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 12/4/2012
Supreme Court Grants Myriad’s Petition for Cert. Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. 12/3/2012
Watt’s New? Michigan Energy Law News - November 2012 Varnum LLP 11/29/2012
Depreciation Methodology for Wind Turbines Challenged Varnum LLP 11/25/2012
Perkinelmer v. Intema – Biomarker Claims Not Patent Eligible Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. 11/25/2012
Federal Circuit Affirms Finding of Obviousness in DNA Patent Application McDermott Will & Emery 11/24/2012
Energy and Environment Law Update - November 18, 2012 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 11/21/2012
Food Safety Law: A Book Review The National Law Review / The National Law Forum LLC 11/20/2012
Start-up for Biodigester in Fremont Varnum LLP 11/19/2012
Energy & Environment Law Update – 11/11/2012 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 11/16/2012
What’s in Store for Offshore Energy After the 2012 Election Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 11/14/2012
Top Energy and Environment Issues in the Wake of the 2012 Election Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 11/13/2012
Patent War Between St. Jude Medical and Volcano Has Mixed Results Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 11/8/2012
Monsanto v. Bowman to Be Heard at the Supreme Court McDermott Will & Emery 11/5/2012
Polychlorinated Biphenyls Manifesting Regulations 11/4/2012
Eaton Works on Battery Management Challenges Varnum LLP 11/4/2012
What Does California’s Prop 37 Mean? Varnum LLP 11/3/2012
Thou Shall Describe a Reason for Negative Claim Limitations McDermott Will & Emery 11/2/2012
Nanophosphate Lithium Ion Battery Used in GM’s New All Electronic Vehicle Varnum LLP 10/31/2012
Energy and Environment Law Update 10/29/12 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 10/29/2012
Overheating in Electronic Vehicle Testing Varnum LLP 10/29/2012
Watt’s New? Michigan Energy Newsletter - October 2012 Varnum LLP 10/28/2012
Water-Cooled Solar Panel Design Wins Award for Detroit-Based Power Panel Varnum LLP 10/25/2012
Energy and Environment Law Update: October 21, 2012 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 10/23/2012
Commerce Department Announces New Duties on Chinese Solar Panel Imports McDermott Will & Emery 10/20/2012
University-Based Bioenergy Research Varnum LLP 10/20/2012
U.S. EPA Awards Over $5 Million to California for Clean Diesel Projects U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 10/16/2012
Can You Really Go to Jail for Violating a Stormwater Permit? Greenberg Traurig, LLP 10/15/2012
Federal Circuit to Address Computer-Implemented Inventions En Banc Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. 10/11/2012
EPA Wants More From Enbridge on Kalamazoo River Cleanup Varnum LLP 10/10/2012
Prepping for CFIUS: Understanding and Managing Foreign Investments in the U.S. Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 10/10/2012
Supreme Court to Review Monsanto v. Bowman Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. 10/8/2012
FTC Releases Revised Green Guides Barnes & Thornburg LLP 10/8/2012
FTC Releases Final “Green Guides” for Environmental Marketing Claims Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 10/5/2012
California Supreme Court Reaffirms “All Sums with Stacking” Rule on Long-Tail Injury Claims Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP 10/5/2012
President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology Releases Report Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 10/4/2012
Plants Found in the Wild Are Not Patentable McDermott Will & Emery 10/3/2012
Prometheus Redux: Patentability of Isolated DNA Sequences Are Patentable Subject Matter McDermott Will & Emery 10/3/2012
Infrastructure for PEVs and EVs Varnum LLP 10/2/2012
Approvals and Promulgations of Implementation Plans: Texas; Reasonably Available Control Technology for 1997 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard 10/1/2012
GM to Improve Electric Vehicle Range Varnum LLP 9/28/2012
Another Hurdle for GHG Suits as Ninth Circuit Affirms District Court Ruling in Kivalina v. ExxonMobil Schiff Hardin LLP 9/27/2012
Personalized Medicine Takes Off While Diagnostic Assays are Grounded Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. 9/26/2012
Holland Batteries to Power Fleet Vehicles Varnum LLP 9/26/2012
Akami/McKesson Decision Re-defines Induced Infringement Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. 9/26/2012
Appellate Court Ruling Permits Continued NIH Funding of Embryonic Stem Cell Research Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. 9/24/2012
The Federal Circuit’s Recent “Safe Harbor” Ruling Could Impact Biosimilars Drug Development Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 9/22/2012
Are Biosimilars the Next Generation of Small Drug Manufacturers? Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 9/21/2012
More Electric Ford Automobiles Varnum LLP 9/20/2012
STEM Jobs Act May Be On the Horizon Greenberg Traurig, LLP 9/20/2012
A123 Announces Technology Advance Varnum LLP 9/20/2012
Energy and Environment Law Update - September 16, 2012 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 9/17/2012
Johnson Controls Inc. to Dance with New Partners Varnum LLP 9/16/2012
Court of Appeals Expands Inducement for Patent Infringement Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 9/10/2012
Federal Circuit Reaffirms the Patentability of Isolated DNA in Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C. 9/7/2012
Federal Circuit Resurrects ‘Induced Infringement;’ Narrows ‘Joint Infringement Defense’ Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP 9/6/2012
Akamai/McKesson Decided– Implications for Personalized Medicine Patents Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C. 9/6/2012
President Obama Issues Executive Order Promoting Increased Use of Combined Heat and Power Technology at Industrial Facilities Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 9/1/2012
On Remand, Federal Circuit Spreads Mayo on Myriad Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 8/30/2012
Federal Circuit Breathes Life Back Into DNA Patents McDermott Will & Emery 8/24/2012
Biofuel Production Breakthrough at MSU Varnum LLP 8/23/2012
United States' First Offshore Wind Farm Obtains Critical Federal Approval McDermott Will & Emery 8/22/2012
Energy and Environment Law Update August 20, 2012 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 8/20/2012
First Mid Lake Weather Report from GVSU Varnum LLP 8/20/2012
Power Steering for the Sun Varnum LLP 8/19/2012
Technology: Medical device companies may see increased regulation Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 8/18/2012
New Global Initiatives to Accelerate Examination of Cleantech Patent Applications Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C. 8/16/2012
Two Connecticut-based Companies Recognized by EPA as Top Green Power Partners U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 8/14/2012
EPA Announces Funding for Research to Improve Air Quality, Protect Health U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 8/12/2012
EPA Awards $2 Million to Small Businesses to Support Environmental Innovation, Protect Health U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 8/11/2012
Michigan Energy: 25 x 25 Ballot Petitions Filed for November Vote Varnum LLP 8/9/2012
$7B in Contracting Opportunities for Renewable Energy Projects Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 8/9/2012
Global Initiatives to Accelerate Examination of Cleantech Patent Applications Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C. 8/9/2012
Managing Green Product Claims and Expectations Dinsmore & Shohl LLP 8/7/2012
Tremendous Transactional Opportunities in Life Sciences / Healthcare Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 8/7/2012
New Massachusetts Law Boosts Wind and Solar Energy Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 8/6/2012
What Is an “Abstract Idea”? Who’s on First? What’s on Second? McDermott Will & Emery 8/1/2012
Wind Turbine Tax Assessment Confusion Varnum LLP 7/26/2012
Department of Interior Secretary Endorses Federal Regulation of Hydraulic Fracturing McDermott Will & Emery 7/26/2012
Are Genes Patentable? Myriad Revisited Schiff Hardin LLP 7/25/2012
Pollution Pact in Wisconsin: U.S. EPA Issues Fines, Orders Upgrades at Coal-Fired Power Plants Center for Public Integrity 7/25/2012
Oral Arguments Heard By Federal Circuit in Myriad Gene Patent Case Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C. 7/25/2012
EPA Provides $950,000 to Improve Water Quality Using Green Infrastructure in 17 Communities U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 7/21/2012
Massachusetts Amends Its Drug and Device Marketing Law Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 7/16/2012
New Biodiesel Plant to Start Up This Summer Varnum LLP 7/12/2012
The Myriad Decision in the U.S. Supreme Court Andrews Kurth 7/11/2012
Patent Trends (or Lack thereof) in Green Energy Technology Andrews Kurth 7/11/2012
Michigan Tech Increases the Efficiency of Solar Cells Varnum LLP 7/8/2012
Wind Farm Approved for Mason County, Michigan Varnum LLP 7/4/2012
New Battery Technology from A123 Varnum LLP 7/3/2012
Compensation for Energy Workers, $8 Billion and Counting U.S. Department of Labor 7/3/2012
U.S. Supreme Court’s Affordable Care Act Decision: Impacts on Life Sciences Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 6/29/2012
“Obamacare” Survives – Including Path to Generic Biologicals Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. 6/28/2012
Lilly Files Amicus Brief in Myriad Remand – With Friends Like This… Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. 6/28/2012
New FDA Informed Consent Requirements for Applicable Clinical Trials: Practical Approaches for Implementation Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 6/26/2012
World’s First Stem-Cell Drug Approval Achieved in Canada Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 6/25/2012
ITC Will Decide on Duties for Solar Imports McDermott Will & Emery 6/19/2012
GVSU Continues Exploration of Offshore Wind Varnum LLP 6/19/2012
Congress Proposes Expanding Master Limited Partnerships to Renewable Energy & Biofuel Projects Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 6/18/2012
Environmentally Responsible WMU Adds Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Varnum LLP 6/14/2012
Chinese Investors Looking to Invest $100M in Wisconsin Companies — June 15, 2012 Deadline for Early Consideration Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 6/13/2012
The Rise of Nanotechnology in the Energy Sector McDermott Will & Emery 6/12/2012
Risks Increasing for Properties with Chlorinated Solvent Contamination Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 6/9/2012
Direct Payments to Farmers, Conservation, and Food Stamps Lose While Soy, Cotton, and Bio-Fuels Win in Senate Farm Bill MapLight 6/7/2012
In Court, Secondary Considerations Must Be Considered Before Making an Obviousness Determination McDermott Will & Emery 6/5/2012
Five Traps for the Unwary Licensee Sills Cummis & Gross P.C. 6/3/2012
EPA Updates Clean Air Act Standards for Flares and Process Heaters at Petroleum Refineries U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 6/2/2012
Large Contributions to Both Chambers Make for Smooth and Speedy Passage of FDA Bills MapLight 6/1/2012
Energy and Environmental Law Update - May 29, 2012 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 5/30/2012
Revised Draft Regulations Postpone Compliance with California’s Nonresidential Building Energy Use Disclosure Program Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 5/28/2012
Renewable Energy Certificates: New Trading Platform McDermott Will & Emery 5/25/2012
EPA Releases Final Permitting Guidance for Fracing with Diesel Fuel McDermott Will & Emery 5/23/2012
Energy and Environmental Law Update - May 20, 2012 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 5/21/2012
JOBS Act Update for Biofuels Companies Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 5/19/2012
Wind Compact Looks at the Great Lakes Varnum LLP 5/18/2012
EPA and Department of Commerce Announce New Effort to Boost U.S. Jobs, Environmental Tech Exports U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 5/14/2012
In re Montgomery – “Unbounded” Inherency in Patent Law Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. 5/12/2012
FERC Asserts Jurisdiction Over Bundled Renewable Energy Credits McDermott Will & Emery 5/11/2012
McDonald’s Joins EPA List of Top 50 Green-Powered Organizations U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 5/5/2012
Energy and Environment Law and Regulatory Update - April 24, 2012 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 4/25/2012
Approvals Process Slows Development of Hydrokinetic Power in Michigan Varnum LLP 4/22/2012
Eurand v. Mylan –A “School Of Obviousness" Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. 4/20/2012
EPA Requires Wisconsin to Consider Combined-Cycle Turbines as Greenhouse Gas BACT Varnum LLP 4/20/2012
Caraco v. Novo Nordisk (Prandin®): Federal Circuit Reversed in Patent Use Code Case Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C. 4/19/2012
Energy and Environment Law and Regulatory Update - April 15, 2012 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 4/18/2012
Supreme Court Reverses In Caraco Appeal Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. 4/17/2012
DOE Announces Grant Program for Bio-Oils Research to Produce Renewable Transportation Fuels McDermott Will & Emery 4/17/2012
MA Senate Bill Would Revise Incentives for Renewable Energy Development Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 4/17/2012
Nord Pool Spot Chosen as First UK Virtual Power Hub McDermott Will & Emery 4/17/2012
Michigan Senator Stabenow Seeks to Impact Renewable Energy Varnum LLP 4/15/2012
IRS: Value of Facility-Specific Power Purchase Agreement Capitalized into Basis of Wind Facility Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 4/13/2012
Draft Biosimilars Approval Guideline Released by FDA: More Questions than Answers? Vedder Price 4/12/2012
New Title Insurance Designed Specifically for Energy Projects McDermott Will & Emery 4/11/2012
Trans-Atlantic Partnership for Electrical Storage Systems Varnum LLP 4/8/2012
Five Key Issues to Consider When Negotiating In-License Agreements With Nonprofit Entities Part I Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 4/4/2012
Energy and Environment Law and Regulatory Update - April 2, 2012 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 4/2/2012
USPTO Preliminary Guidelines Spread Mayo on Patent-Eligibility Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 4/1/2012
Opposition Groups Gave 14 Times As Much to Senators Who Voted Against Oil Subsidies MapLight 3/29/2012
Legal Challenge To “ObamaCare” Threatens Generic Biologicals Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. 3/29/2012
U.S. Department of Commerce Preliminarily Finds Chinese Solar Panel Manufacturers Received Subsidies from the Chinese Government McDermott Will & Emery 3/28/2012
Supreme Court Invalidates Biotech Method Patent in Mayo v. Prometheus Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 3/27/2012
Energy and Environment Legislative and Regulatory Update - March 26, 2012 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 3/27/2012
Supreme Court Remands In Myriad Appeal Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. 3/26/2012
Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) To Biotech Examiners – We’ll Get Back To You! Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. 3/26/2012
The IRS Retains Control of Tax Issues Relating to the Section 1603 Grant McDermott Will & Emery 3/26/2012
Supreme Court Rules in Prometheus: Patent Claims Must Recite “Significantly More” than a Law of Nature McDermott Will & Emery 3/25/2012
Personalized Medicine Patents Rejected by U.S. Supreme Court Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 3/24/2012
The Supreme Court's Mayo v. Prometheus Decision The Implications for Biotechnology Schiff Hardin LLP 3/23/2012
Intellectual Property Law Alert - Supreme Court Finds Broad Diagnostic Method Is Not Eligible for Patent Protection Barnes & Thornburg LLP 3/23/2012
Navigating the Evolving Regulation and Commercialization of Stem Cell Research McDermott Will & Emery 3/22/2012
Second WTO Challenge of Chinese Export Restrictions Could Affect High-Tech and Green Energy Sectors McDermott Will & Emery 3/17/2012
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection - NJDEP Rule Provides Relief from Environmental Regulatory Requirements Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 3/15/2012
Mitigating Green Building Risks Through Green Building Contracts Dinsmore & Shohl LLP 3/14/2012
Energy and Climate Debate - Legislative and Regulatory Update March 11, 2012 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 3/12/2012
New FDA Research Consent Form Requirements Now Effective Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 3/10/2012
EPA Issues 2011 Fuel Economy Trends Report/Fuel economy edges to record high as carbon pollution levels drop to new low U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 3/10/2012
Army Seeks Public Comment on $7 Billion in Renewable Energy Procurement Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 3/8/2012
Increasing Offshore Wind Projects: A Focus on Regulatory Authority Florida Coastal School of Law 3/8/2012
New FDA Research Consent Form Requirements – Effective Today Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 3/7/2012
Senator Bingaman Introduces Clean Electricity Standard McDermott Will & Emery 3/5/2012
Energy and Environment Update - March 4, 2012 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 3/5/2012
Energy & Clean Tech Connections - Recent Washington D.C. Updates Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 3/4/2012
One Individual and 20 Organizations Receive Inaugural Climate Leadership Awards U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 3/4/2012
EPA Requests Comment on 17th Annual U.S. Greenhouse Gas Inventory U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 3/3/2012
Last Chapter In The “Corn Wars” Or Just The Latest? Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. 3/1/2012
Michigan Property Tax Change on Wind Turbines Varnum LLP 2/27/2012
Dealing with the Wild Side of Renewable Energy Development - Video Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 2/26/2012
CMS’s Proposed “Sunshine” Regulations: Implications for Research Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 2/21/2012
DOE Loan Guarantee Report Makes Recommendations Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 2/19/2012
FDA Publishes Draft Biosimilars Guidance McDermott Will & Emery 2/17/2012
FDA Issues Long-Awaited Draft Guidance Documents on Biosimilars Barnes & Thornburg LLP 2/17/2012
Military Wastewater Treatment System Generates Energy Varnum LLP 2/16/2012
ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT UPDATE February 12, 2012 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 2/16/2012
Has the Nuclear Renaissance Finally Begun? McDermott Will & Emery 2/15/2012
DOE Previews Significant Funding Opportunities for Offshore Wind McDermott Will & Emery 2/14/2012
FDA Issues Three Draft Guidances for Biosimilars Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 2/10/2012
Biofuel Refinery to be Built in Eastern Oregon Williams Kastner 2/10/2012
Maryland Poised to Develop Offshore Wind Resources McDermott Will & Emery 2/6/2012
Italian Government Stops Incentives for Ground-Mounted PV plants on Agricultural Lands McDermott Will & Emery 1/30/2012
Loophole in Senate Bill May Create Nuclear Risks Center for Public Integrity 1/30/2012
Texas Commission Requires Public Disclosure of Fracking Chemicals McDermott Will & Emery 1/29/2012
“Pascalization” Provides a New Alternative for Food Preservation Varnum LLP 1/22/2012
As Electric Vehicles Take Charge, Costs Power Down U.S. Department of Energy 1/18/2012
Energy Center Planned for Site TBD on Muskegon Lake Varnum LLP 12/31/2011
Broad Scope and Impact of California “Green Chemistry” Regulations McDermott Will & Emery 12/26/2011
Treasury Clarifies 5 Percent Safe Harbor Ownership Guidelines for Section 1603 Grants for Renewable Energy Projects McDermott Will & Emery 12/19/2011
Taking a Cue From Brazil's Sustainable Development Practices Past and Present Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 12/19/2011
Sino-U.S. Trade: Increasing Government Intervention Leads to Added Friction Greenberg Traurig, LLP 12/19/2011
Lake Michigan Winds Being Measured Varnum LLP 12/16/2011
FDA Announces Proposals for Biosimilars User Fees and Performance Review Goals Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 12/12/2011
Inexperience and Unproven Products: The Risks of Sustainable Construction Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS) 11/19/2011
GOP to Subpoena White House over Solyndra Center for Public Integrity 10/31/2011
Is an Isolated DNA Patentable? Andrews Kurth 10/27/2011
Solar Energy Is Viable For Office Properties Sills Cummis & Gross P.C. 10/11/2011
Six Important Strategies To Reduce The Royalty Burden For A Pharmaceutical Product Sills Cummis & Gross P.C. 10/10/2011
California AB 32's Cap-And-Trade Program Developments Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 10/6/2011
Donor Warned Obama that Solyndra 'could haunt him' Center for Public Integrity 10/4/2011
Solyndra Executives Refusing to Answer Bankruptcy Questions Center for Public Integrity 10/1/2011
A Liquid Layer Solution for the Grid U.S. Department of Energy 9/20/2011
The Truth about Clean Energy Jobs U.S. Department of Energy 9/19/2011
GOP Demands Investigation into LightSquared Contacts with White House Center for Public Integrity 9/16/2011
Obama Administration Withdraws Draft Ozone Ambient Air Quality Standards and Reinstates 2008 Standards Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 9/16/2011
Solyndra Investigation Expands as Agents Visit Executives’ Homes Center for Public Integrity 9/11/2011
Congressional Hearing to Focus on Obama Administration Loan to Failed Energy Firm Center for Public Integrity 9/8/2011
Obama-backed Solar Firm Collapses After A Big Federal Loan Guarantee Center for Public Integrity 9/1/2011
Can Genes Be Patented? McDermott Will & Emery 9/1/2011
IHS Report Says EPA Greenhouse Gas Formula Flawed Greenberg Traurig, LLP 9/1/2011
Foreign Responses To Climate Change May Impose Carbon Footprint On US Companies Greenberg Traurig, LLP 8/22/2011
Department of Energy Awards Nearly $7 Million to Advance Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Storage Systems Research U.S. Department of Energy 8/18/2011
Green Groups Challenge EPA's Air Pollution Exemption for Biomass Power Plants Center for Public Integrity 8/17/2011
EPA Announces Top Contenders in Energy Star National Building Competition / In the first six months of the competition, participants saved more than $3.7 million on utility bills U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 8/12/2011
Commercial Biopharma in Wisconsin: What Next? Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 8/10/2011
White House Announces First Ever Oil Savings Standards for Heavy Duty Trucks, Buses/Saving $50 billion in fuel costs and over 500 million barrels of oil U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 8/10/2011
Federal Circuit Issues Opinion on Gene Patents in AMP et al v. Myriad Genetics, et al. McDermott Will & Emery 8/9/2011
Wegner Paper Probes Myriad Decisions Flaws Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. 8/3/2011
AMC v. Myriad – “Laws of Nature” Exception Does Not Include Isolated DNA Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. 8/1/2011
Departments of Energy, Defense Partner to Install Fuel Cell Backup Power Units at Eight Military Installations U.S. Department of Energy 7/31/2011
Risks of China’s Clean Tech Revolution Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS) 7/30/2011
Office of Management and Budget Dodges Subpoena on Solyndra Center for Public Integrity 7/24/2011
California's Green Chemistry Rulemaking Renewed Greenberg Traurig, LLP 7/21/2011
Treasury Releases Guidance on Evaluating the Cost Basis for 1603 Grant Purposes McDermott Will & Emery 7/15/2011
Not Just Loose Change: Bottom Line Benefits of Sustainability Innovations Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 7/9/2011
The NJ Solar Energy Industry: Boom, Correction And The Future - Part I Sills Cummis & Gross P.C. 7/9/2011
Report From Bio International Convention in DC– Everyone In the Patent Pool! Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. 7/1/2011
FTC Hosts Workshop on Preventing Patent “Hold-Ups” in Standard-Setting McDermott Will & Emery 6/23/2011
FERC Punts on Generators' Appeals of NERC Registrations Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 6/23/2011
Superior Court's Injunction Preventing California's Cap and Trade Program Has Been Stayed...Right? Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 6/10/2011
Massachusetts is Winding the Future U.S. Department of Energy 5/31/2011
Non-Partisan Legislative Analyst Recommends Ceasing All Work on the Cap-And-Trade Program Until More Alternatives are Analyzed By Legislature Greenberg Traurig, LLP 5/29/2011
Can I Sue My Neighbor Under Nuisance Law for Contributing to Climate Change? The Supreme Court’s AEP vs. Connecticut: A Case of “What Will Kennedy Decide”? Dinsmore & Shohl LLP 5/29/2011
Department of Energy Offers Conditional Commitment for Loan Guarantee to Support Solar Generation Project in Nevada U.S. Department of Energy 5/24/2011
DOE Announces Funding for U.S.-India Joint Clean Energy Research and Development Center U.S. Department of Energy 5/22/2011
Federal Circuit Invalidates Claims to Fully Human Antibodies for Lack of Written Description When Specification Is Limited To Murine and Chimeric Antibodies Kenyon & Kenyon LLP 5/13/2011
Clean Energy Standard, is That What We're Calling it Now? Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 5/12/2011
Wind Power Operators Beware: OSHA Is Focused on You Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 5/11/2011
Newt Gingrich Faces Questions About Consulting Job and Support for Biofuels Center for Public Integrity 5/11/2011
How to Provide More Certainty in Financing Biomass Power Projects Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 5/10/2011
USDA and DOE Award Biomass Research and Development Grants to Reduce America's Reliance on Imported Oil U.S. Department of Energy 5/9/2011
National Biomass Debate Intensifies With New Limits in Massachusetts Center for Public Integrity 5/8/2011
Coal is Back, Even as the Obama Administration Pushes Green Energy Center for Public Integrity 4/30/2011
Treasury Updates Section 1603 Cash Grant Guidance and Frequently Asked Questions McDermott Will & Emery 4/30/2011
Renewing the Debate Over Renewables Poyner Spruill LLP 4/28/2011
Could Hydrofracking Cause Cancer? Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS) 4/18/2011
USDA Announces Funding for Blender Pumps Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 4/18/2011
DOE's Oak Ridge and Lawrence Berkeley National Labs Join with Dow Chemical to Develop Next-Generation Cool Roofs U.S. Department of Energy 4/16/2011
Myriad Oral Arguments – Section 101 vs. Chemistry 101? Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. 4/13/2011
U.S. Department of Energy and Qatar Sign Agreement to Strengthen Cooperation on Clean Energy U.S. Department of Energy 4/12/2011
Pentagon Balks on Report About Rare Earth Metal Reliance on China Center for Public Integrity 4/10/2011
Climate Facts and Fancy: From God to Cows, Facts and Falsehoods Accompany Global Warming Votes Center for Public Integrity 4/9/2011
Federal Court Hears Myriad Gene Case This Morning Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. 4/5/2011
Supreme Court Determines Materiality Standard for Adverse Event Reports Vedder Price 4/5/2011
One Step Towards an EJC Decision on the Patentability of Embryonic Stem Cells in Europe Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. 4/2/2011
Banning Stem Cell Research — Or Cloning? Or Both? Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. 4/1/2011
Department of Energy Launches "America's Next Top Energy Innovator" U.S. Department of Energy 4/1/2011
A MATRIXX Revolution, Part II: Supreme Court affirms Ninth Circuit's holding that Life Science Companies Cannot Rely On a Statistical Significance Standard When Deciding Whether Adverse Event Reports are Material for the Purpose of Securities Disclosures Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 3/29/2011
Cleantech Patents: When is Trade Secret the Right Protection? Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 3/28/2011
U.S. Department of Energy Releases Radiation Monitoring Data from Fukushima Area U.S. Department of Energy 3/27/2011
Tips To Get A New Market Tax Credit Commitment Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 3/27/2011
EPA Redefines “Solid Waste” to Incentivize Creative Fuel Technology: Garbage to Gold Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP 3/18/2011
While Touting Green Power, Democrats Arrange Duke Energy Backup Loan Center for Public Integrity 3/17/2011
Energy Department Announces New Advance in Biofuel Technology U.S. Department of Energy 3/14/2011
The USDA Accepting Applications for Biobased Product Label Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 3/12/2011
EPA Postpones Deadline for Reporting 2010 GHG Emissions Greenberg Traurig, LLP 3/9/2011
Department of Energy Offers Conditional Commitment for a Loan Guarantee to Support Maine Wind Project U.S. Department of Energy 3/8/2011
EPA Issues Final Boiler MACT Rules Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 2/25/2011
Department of Energy Finalizes $96.8 Million Loan Guarantee for Oregon Geothermal Project U.S. Department of Energy 2/25/2011
The Continuing Evolution in Mine Permitting -EPA's War Against Coal Reaches New Heights Dinsmore & Shohl LLP 2/23/2011
EPA Superfund Cleanup Costs Outstrip Funding Center for Public Integrity 2/22/2011
A Brave New World for Commercial Buildings: ASTM's "BEPA" Standard Dinsmore & Shohl LLP 2/16/2011
California Court Issues Tentative Ruling Enjoining AB 32 Implementation Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 2/12/2011
Inquiry to Learn whether Businesses Assert Business Confidentiality Claims 2/11/2011
The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Job Creation Act of 2010 and its effect on the Energy Sector Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 2/8/2011
A Sputnik Moment for Renewable Energy or Another Failed Launch? Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 2/8/2011
‘Clean Energy’ Expansion Could Strain U.S. Power Grid Center for Public Integrity 2/5/2011
Call for Information on Inputs to Emission Equations Under the Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases Rule 2/3/2011
The Practical Effects of the Revised Biomass Crop Assistance Program "BCAP" Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 1/26/2011
Greenhouse Gas Permitting Requirements Now in Effect (For Now?) Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 1/25/2011
CleanTech Opportunities On The Rise Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 1/25/2011
EPA Defers GHG Permitting Requirements for Biomass Industries Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 1/18/2011
Following Record Temperatures in 2010, Lobbyists Likely to Turn up Heat Center for Public Integrity 1/13/2011
New Defense Authorization Act Imposes Buy American Act Mandate for Photovoltaics Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 1/13/2011
Lights Out on Traditional Bulbs 1/13/2011
Landmark Greenhouse Gas Cap-and-Trade Program Adopted in California Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 1/6/2011
Blighted Biomass Crop Assistance Program Begins Again Center for Public Integrity 1/5/2011
EPA Reminds Republicans Cap-and-Trade Used to be GOP Idea — and it Worked for Acid Rain Center for Public Integrity 1/3/2011
What’s So Smart About Smart Grids? 12/30/2010
President Signs Tax Bill with Numerous Renewable Energy Implications Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 12/28/2010
U.S. Department of Energy Announces up to $30 Million for Research to Advance Next Generation Biofuels Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 12/18/2010
Draft Toxicological Review of Hexavalent Chromium: Summary Information on the Integrated Risk Information System 12/14/2010
EPA Releases Final Renewable Energy Fuel Standards for 2011 Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 12/11/2010
New Wisconsin Law Goes Into Effect Banning Landfilling of Used Oil Filters and Absorbents on January 1, 2011 Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 12/10/2010
Intellectual Property Traps When Using Federal Money for Renewable Energy Projects Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 12/9/2010
Adjusting the Inequitable Conduct Doctrine: Federal Circuit Hears Oral Arguments En Banc in Therasense Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 12/9/2010
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles; Proposed Rule 12/7/2010
PTO Expands Program Expediting Green Tech Patents Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 12/1/2010
Director Kappos Gives Early Holiday Present to Patent Owners of "Green Technology" Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 11/23/2010
FTC Proposes Changes to "Green Guides" 11/18/2010
Proposition 23's Failure Means Full Speed Ahead on AB 32 Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 11/16/2010
EPA Issues Guidance on Permitting for GHG Emissions Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 11/14/2010
USPTO Extends and Expands the Green Technology Pilot Program Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 11/13/2010
EPA Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rules Expanded to Oil and Gas - Update Andrews Kurth 11/12/2010
Revised Biomass Crop Assistance Program Begins Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 11/11/2010
United States Weighs in on Myriad Genetics Case Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 11/7/2010
Natural Gas Industry Challenges EPA's Costly Rule Targeting Emissions Dinsmore & Shohl LLP 11/4/2010
Lawsuit Challenging Legitimacy of LEED Program Could Have Major Implications Dinsmore & Shohl LLP 11/3/2010
If Approved by Voters on November 2nd, California Ballot Initiative Would Suspend California's Climate Change Law Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 10/21/2010
Sweat the Small Stuff: Building-Scale Renewables and Sustainability Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 10/13/2010
Clean Coal Technologies. Need for Meaningful Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS). Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 10/6/2010
Life Sciences Patents Dealt a Significant Blow Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP 10/4/2010
Assessing Your Current Leases for Implementation of LEED® Pepper Hamilton LLP 9/24/2010
Wood-to-Energy Developments Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 9/23/2010
EPA Looks to the Sky for New Limits on Natural Gas Dinsmore & Shohl LLP 9/21/2010
NOAA Establishes New “Climate Service” Office and Names Regional Climate Services Directors 9/19/2010
When Are We Going to Get This Transmission Thing Right? Installations of Wind Turbines in the Second Quarter of 2010 are Down by Nearly 70%. Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 9/15/2010
Wisconsin Public Service Commission Approves Administrative Rule to Site and Permit Wind Farms Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 9/13/2010
States to Re-evaluate Feed-in Tariffs After Recent FERC Ruling Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 8/29/2010
Regulation by Litigation: Fourth Circuit Weighs in on Nuisance Suits Involving Air Emissions Dinsmore & Shohl LLP 8/23/2010
Everything's Gone Green - CleanTech Meets the Fashion Industry 8/23/2010
Has the Time Come for "Total Recall" of Medical Products? Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 7/26/2010
FDA's Regulation of Laboratory Developed Tests (LDTs) - Changes on Horizon? Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 7/24/2010
The FDA Transparency Initiative: Another One Way Street? Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 7/19/2010
CFTC Finds Two Monthly Mid-C Electricity Contracts Are SPDCs Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 7/17/2010
Pennsylvania Legislature Expresses Intention to Enact a Natural Gas Severance Tax Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 7/15/2010
Elimination of Customs Duties Possible for Over 700 Additional Pharmaceutical Products and Chemical Intermediates Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 7/14/2010
EPA Proposes 'Veto' of Section 404 Permit for Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining Project in West Virginia Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 7/9/2010
US Patent Office Expands Green Technology Accelerated Examination Program - More categories of invention are now eligible for expedited processing Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 7/2/2010
The 50% Tax Credit / Cash Grant for Life Sciences Companies Troutman Sanders LLP 7/1/2010
Qualifying Barriers Lower for "Green Technology" Patent Applications Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 6/16/2010
Phase II of the FDA’s Transparency Initiative: The Transparency Task Force Releases Draft Recommendations on FDA’s Public Disclosure Policies Foley Hoag LLP 6/11/2010
New U.S. Law Establishes Long Awaited Abbreviated Approval Pathway for Biosimilars Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C. 4/12/2010
Personalized Medicine and Patentability: Important Considerations After Healthcare Reform Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C. 3/24/2010
State Legislatures Continue Their Attack on Banning the Use of Bisphenol A (BPA) in Baby Bottles and Containers Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP 3/23/2010
Gene Patents Under Attack Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C. 3/22/2010
Soaring Patent Activity in Biofuel Technology Part II 1/28/2010
Soaring Patent Activity in Biofuel Technology Part I 1/28/2010
Generic Substitution and Biopharmaceuticals: Where Are All the Follow-on Biologics? And, How Much Money Will They Save? Carpenter Law Firm PC 1/1/2010
Preparing for Pandemic Flu Ryley Carlock & Applewhite, A Professional Corporation 12/31/2009
Medical Facilities Turn to Alternative Waste Disposal Options Dinsmore & Shohl LLP 12/18/2009
H1N1 - Is Your Business Ready? Dinsmore & Shohl LLP 11/10/2009
The Arrival of H1N1 Influenza: Legal Considerations and Practical Suggestions for Employers Davis Wright Tremaine LLP 11/2/2009
OTC Drug and Dietary Supplement Labeling: Adverse Event Reporting Information Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 9/30/2009

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