ARPA-E Awards $130 Million to 66 Energy Technology Projects
OPEN 2012 is ARPA-E’s Second Open Call for Innovative Energy Technology Solutions
Today, Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced that 66 cutting-edge research projects selected by the Energy Department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) will receive a total of $130 million in funding through its “OPEN 2012” program.
The selected projects encompass 11 technology areas in 24 states and support an all-of-the-above approach to solving our nation’s most pressing energy challenges. Projects were selected through a merit-based process from thousands of concept papers and hundreds of full applications.
OPEN 2012 is ARPA-E’s second open call for projects aimed at advancing high-potential research into a variety of energy technologies. Today’s announcement brings ARPA-E’s total portfolio close to 285 projects for a total of approximately $770 million in awards.
To read more about ARPA-E’s transformational OPEN 2012 projects, click here.
ARPA-E University: Dec. 12
Energy Innovation and IP Strategy
There is a lot to consider when building a robust IP strategy. Deciding whether to seek patent protection is a crucial decision for an inventor. Do you know whether your invention is patentable? If so, how do you balance the cost of filing with the breadth of coverage around the world?
Join us for the next edition of ARPA-E University on December 12th from 1:00-2:00 p.m. EST with Michael Ward, a partner at Morrison Foerster, co-chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group, and chair of the firm’s Patent Practice Group. Mr. Ward will address the decision-making process in choosing how to protect an invention. He will also discuss the difference between patentability and patent infringement. Click here to register to attend.