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Obama Administration Boosts U.S. Patent Office’s 2012 Budget

Intellectual Property, Patents February 15th, 2011

WASHINGTON, February 15, 2011 — Amid talk of making sacrifices and cuts, the Obama Administration’s 2012 budget in contrast proposes to boost the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s budget in 2012 by 16% over 2010 levels to $2.7 billion.

General Electric Ecomagination Seeks Project Ideas for Smart Grid

Smart Grid July 16th, 2010

WASHINGTON, July 16, 2010. General Electric is seeking project ideas for renewable energy, electric grid efficiency, and ecobuilding technologies through its Ecomagination Challenge.

There is over $200 million invested in this innovation experiment, where people can try to get their ideas for building the next-generation power grid funded. GE works with venture capital firms to get the most promising ideas resources and funding.

Cisco Systems Partners With Grid Net, Linking WiMax to the Smart Grid

Broadband's Impact, National Broadband Plan, Smart Grid, Wireless March 26th, 2010

WASHINGTON, March 26, 2010 – On Friday, Cisco Systems announced a partnership with Grid Net, a smart meter company that employs WiMax Technology to send data about electricity usage back to utility companies. Grid Net has also garnered with ClearWire, Motorola, Intel, and General Electric. With the investment by Cisco, Grid Net is poised to become the leader in smart meters in America.

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