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Gene Patents: A Brief Overview of Intellectual Property Issues

Gene Patents: A Brief Overview of Intellectual Property Issues

Date: October 3, 2006
Creator: Schacht, Wendy H.
Description: This report is a brief discussion of the ethical, legal, and economic issues of gene patenting. The courts have upheld gene patents that meet the criteria of patentability defined by the Patent Act. However, the practice of awarding patents on genes has come under intense scrutiny by some scientists, legal scholars, politicians, and other experts.
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Gene Patents: A Brief Overview of Intellectual Property Issues

Gene Patents: A Brief Overview of Intellectual Property Issues

Date: January 15, 2014
Creator: unknown
Description: None
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Gene Patents: A Brief Overview of Intellectual Property Issues

Gene Patents: A Brief Overview of Intellectual Property Issues

Date: January 7, 2008
Creator: unknown
Description: None
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Gene Patents: A Brief Overview of Intellectual Property Issues

Gene Patents: A Brief Overview of Intellectual Property Issues

Date: July 18, 2013
Creator: unknown
Description: None
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General and Flag Officers in the U.S. Armed Forces: Background and Considerations for Congress

General and Flag Officers in the U.S. Armed Forces: Background and Considerations for Congress

Date: February 18, 2016
Creator: Kapp, Lawrence
Description: This report provides an overview of active duty general and flag officers (GFOs) in the United States Armed Forces-- including authorizations, duties, and compensation--historical trends in the proportion of GFOs relative to the total force, criticisms and justifications of GFO to total force proportions, and statutory controls. National Guard and Reserve GFOs are not addressed in this report, unless they are serving on active duty in a manner that counts against the active duty caps on GFOs.
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General Debate in Committee of the Whole

General Debate in Committee of the Whole

Date: May 8, 2008
Creator: unknown
Description: None
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General Debate in Committee of the Whole

General Debate in Committee of the Whole

Date: August 25, 2015
Creator: Schneider, Judy
Description: This report discusses general debate, which is a period of time set aside for debating the merits of the bill as a whole, the state of current law on the subject of the bill, the need for new legislation, the various provisions of the bill, and possible amendments to it.
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General Management Laws: A Compendium

General Management Laws: A Compendium

Date: May 19, 2004
Creator: Brass, Clinton T.
Description: This report is a companion to CRS Report RL32388, General Management Laws: Major Themes and Management Policy Options. In combination, these reports have three main objectives: (1) to identify and describe the major management laws under which the executive branch of the federal government is required to operate, including their rationale, design, and scope; (2) to assist Members of Congress and their staff in oversight of executive branch management; and (3) to help Congress when considering potential changes to the management laws themselves, as well as other legislation, including authorization statutes and appropriations.
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General Management Laws and the 9/11 Commissions Proposed Office of National Intelligence Director (NIC) and National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC)

General Management Laws and the 9/11 Commissions Proposed Office of National Intelligence Director (NIC) and National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC)

Date: October 5, 2004
Creator: unknown
Description: None
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General Management Laws and the 9/11 Commission's Proposed Office of National Intelligence Director (NID) and National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC)

General Management Laws and the 9/11 Commission's Proposed Office of National Intelligence Director (NID) and National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC)

Date: September 21, 2004
Creator: Brass, Clinton T & Copeland, Curtis W
Description: None
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General Management Laws: Major Themes and Management Policy Options

General Management Laws: Major Themes and Management Policy Options

Date: May 19, 2004
Creator: unknown
Description: None
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General Motors' Initial Public Offering: Review of Issues and Implications for TARP

General Motors' Initial Public Offering: Review of Issues and Implications for TARP

Date: November 10, 2010
Creator: Canis, Bill; Webel, Baird & Shorter, Gary
Description: This report analyzes the progress General Motors Company has made since it was created from the sale of the bankrupt Old GM in July 2009 and the major issues related to its anticipated 2010 initial public offering (IPO).
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The General Motors-Toyota Joint Venture and Its Competitive Implications

The General Motors-Toyota Joint Venture and Its Competitive Implications

Date: July 13, 1983
Creator: Bass, Gwenell L
Description: This report reviews the economics of joint ventures by focusing on their implication for market competition. It also reviews the legislative history of mergers and joint ventures with special emphasis on aspects of the law that are directed at reducing market concentration.
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General Overview of U.S. Copyright Law

General Overview of U.S. Copyright Law

Date: February 5, 2008
Creator: unknown
Description: None
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General Overview of United States Antitrust Law

General Overview of United States Antitrust Law

Date: June 18, 2001
Creator: Rubin, Janice E.
Description: This Report briefly summarizes (1) the primary United States antitrust statutes, and (2) some of the activities which are generally considered to be violations of those laws. There is also some reference to the prohibition against unfair competition and the “unfairness” jurisdiction of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The laws discussed do not constitute all of the statutes which may be applicable to, or implicated in antitrust issues, but rather, are those which are most often utilized.
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General Overview of United States Antitrust Law

General Overview of United States Antitrust Law

Date: January 11, 1995
Creator: Rubin, Janice E.
Description: This report presents brief summaries of (1) the primary United States antitrust statutes, and (2) some of the activities which are generally considered to be violations of those laws. There is also some reference to the prohibition against unfair competition and the "unfairness" jurisdiction of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). There is not, however, any discussion of the extraterritorial reach of the United States antitrust laws. Further, the laws whose descriptions follow do not constitute all of the statutes which are applicable to antitrust issues, but rather, constitute those which are most often utilized.
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General Overview of United States Antitrust Law

General Overview of United States Antitrust Law

Date: November 17, 2005
Creator: unknown
Description: None
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General Revenue Sharing: Background and Analysis

General Revenue Sharing: Background and Analysis

Date: May 23, 2003
Creator: unknown
Description: None
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General Revenue Sharing: Background and Analysis

General Revenue Sharing: Background and Analysis

Date: January 9, 2009
Creator: unknown
Description: None
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The General Services Administration and Federal Real Property Management: Overview and Current Legislation

The General Services Administration and Federal Real Property Management: Overview and Current Legislation

Date: March 21, 2008
Creator: unknown
Description: None
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General Services Administration Federal Facilities Affected by Hurricane Katrina

General Services Administration Federal Facilities Affected by Hurricane Katrina

Date: September 27, 2005
Creator: Smith, Stephanie
Description: None
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General Services Administration Federal Facilities Affected by Hurricane Katrina

General Services Administration Federal Facilities Affected by Hurricane Katrina

Date: November 23, 2007
Creator: unknown
Description: None
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General Services Administration Federal Facilities Affected by Hurricane Katrina

General Services Administration Federal Facilities Affected by Hurricane Katrina

Date: May 9, 2006
Creator: unknown
Description: None
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General Services Administration Federal Facilities Affected by Hurricane Katrina

General Services Administration Federal Facilities Affected by Hurricane Katrina

Date: August 25, 2006
Creator: unknown
Description: None
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