August 2013
(Ithaca, NY):  Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC (“Bond”) is pleased to announce William Greener was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014 (“Best Lawyers”). Mr. Greener is a Registered Patent Attorney. His practice covers the full range of Intellectual Property Law including patent, trademark, copyright, agreements and licensing. Mr....
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Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (NY 25th District) and Exelis Geospatial Systems Precision Optics have announced a $2 million technology investment with the University of Rochester. The investment was secured by Slaughter and will fund optics polishing work by Exelis and the University of Rochester Laboratory for Laser Energetics using equipment manufactured in Rochester. article here  
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Science and engineering (S&E) employment in the United States is geographically concentrated in a small number of states and several major metropolitan areas within those states, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2011 American Community Survey (ACS). The three most populous states—California, Texas, and New York—together accounted for more than one-fourth of all...
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Photonics was the focal point at the University of Central Florida (UCF) on Wednesday when Rep. John L. Mica paid a visit to the Center for Research and Education in Optics and Lasers (CREOL). “They are performing phenomenal research in our backyard,” Mica said. “The work going on at UCF holds tremendous potential for our...
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The “average person, or average congressman” doesn’t know much about photonics, according to a coalition of industry and academic groups pushing a National Photonics Initiative. Part of the problem could easily be the name, said Thomas Koch, dean of the University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences, who hosted a push for greater recognition at...
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Albany Underwrites Economic Development Expansion of Nanotech Efforts West of Albany Gannett, Sunday, August 18, 2013: The ambition of Cuomo and Kaloyeros comes at a time when upstate New York continues to try to find its footing after decades of manufacturing decline. In June, 43,453 fewer people were employed in New York than in June...
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The National Photonics Initiative: What Is Rochester’s Role? Co-hosted with Congresswoman Louise Slaughter Representative, 25th District, New York RRPC Annual Meeting Thursday September 5, 2013 Rochester Museum & Science Center 3:30 – 6:30 PM (3:00 PM registration) $45 per person click here to register Following the release last year of Optics & Photonics: Essential Technologies...
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While members of the Rochester Regional Photonics Cluster have known for weeks about anticipated layoffs resulting from Valeant’s acquisition of Bausch and Lomb, apparently the governor’s office and the strategic business division of Empire State development were unaware. The Rochester Democrat & Chronicle reports this morning that former Rochester Mayor and current New York State...
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