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The full report is available at http:// Feb. 20—The ﬁrst draft of Japan’s manufacturing. This advantage is www.itif.org/publications/rising-tigers- being consolidated by large, sustained fourth Science and Technology Basic sleeping-giant-asian-nations-set- Plan shows that the country plans to public investments designed to attract dominate-clean-energy-race-out- private-sector spending that once increase government investment in investing. R&D to one percent of GDP by went to the United States. In future years, as private dollars follow public 2020; in 2008, the government spent ones, the gap will widen and become 0.67% of GDP on R&D. The focus even more difﬁcult to close. As a of the increased spending will be on result, the United States could ﬁnd the environment, energy, and health. itself once again relying on imports to Mar. 3—Bloomberg News reports that meet its energy needs—in this case, the Obama administration is importing clean energy technology to considering ﬁling a WTO complaint replace imported oil. against China over its Internet Dec. 7—The U.S. Patent and In fact, the stage is already set for Trademark Ofﬁce announced a pilot censorship regime. The government- such a shift. As Rob Atkinson, program to patent applications for imposed restrictions on access and director of ITIF, noted in a February 3 “green” technologies. Under the content, argue some, offer an unfair article for BusinessWeek (available at program, “green” patent applications advantage to local companies and http://www.businessweek.com/ will be eligible for special status and restrict international trade. As Nicole innovate/content/jan2010/ expedited examination, reducing the Wong, Google’s deputy general id20100122_369263.htm), “Asia’s time to patent signiﬁcantly and counsel, said in a Congressional clean-tech tigers are already on the enabling inventors to bring technologies hearing earlier in the week, China’s cusp of establishing a ‘ﬁrst-mover to market much more quickly. Patent use of censorship “in a manner that advantage.’” The ﬁrst wind turbines applications generally require up to favors domestic Internet companies to be used on an America wind farm 40 months for ﬁnal decision. The goes against basic international trade will come from China. And the United expedited process will reduce that time principles.” The U.S. Trade States lags in a host of other by as much as one year. Representative’s ofﬁce has requested indicators, from production of solar input from industry groups on the cells to low-emission-vehicle Dec. 17— U.S. Patent and issue. manufacturing. Trademark Ofﬁce data for 2009 shows that, for the ﬁrst time, few
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