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Russian Industry Sector Sanctions

In a rule, signed August 1, 2014 Under Secretary of Commerce for Industry and Security Eric L. Hirschhorn, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to impose additional sanctions implementing U.S. policy toward Russia to address that country's continuing policy of destabilization in Ukraine and continuing occupation of Crimea and Sevastopol. Refer to Guidance on Due Diligence to Prevent Unauthorized Transshipment/Reexport of Controlled Items to Russia issued by the BIS for more details.

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University Medical Researcher Prosecuted for Sending Medical Device to Iran

March 18, 2014 - According to this article in the San Diego Union Tribune, Mohamad Nazemzadeh, who was a Research Fellow in the Neurology Department of the University of Michigan at the time of his arrest, is being prosecuted for sending a medical device to Iran. At issue is a coil for a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine. The coil is the assembly of wires that generates the necessary radio signals when electricity flows through them to permit imaging the part of the body within the coil.

To read the entire article, visit ExportLawBlog.

Universities Face a Rising Barrage of Cyberattacks

July 16, 2013 - America’s research universities, among the most open and robust centers of information exchange in the world, are increasingly coming under cyberattack, most of it thought to be from China, with millions of hacking attempts weekly. Campuses are being forced to tighten security, constrict their culture of openness and try to determine what has been stolen.

To read the entire article, visit The New York Times.