U.S. and Cuba Agree to Cancer Collaboration

U.S. and Cuba Agree to Cancer Collaboration

Yesterday, Cuba and the U.S. signed a memorandum of understanding for collaboration around cancer. The agreement, signed by Dr. Ro­berto Morales Ojeda, Cuban Minister of Public Health, and Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of the U.S. Health and Human Services, seeks to combine forces to combat cancer through collaboration. Joint meetings, conferences and workshops will promoting exchange … Read more

USPTO’s Russ Slifer Explains Progress on IP with Cuban Government

USPTO’s Russ Slifer Explains Progress on IP with Cuban Government

by Russ Slifer, Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the USPTO President Obama’s historic announcement, just two years ago, paved a new course of history for a more open U.S.-Cuba relationship—and today the Administration is taking steps to not only break down economic barriers, but also give way to … Read more

AT&T follows Verizon and T-Mobile Offering Roaming in Cuba

AT&T follows Verizon and T-Mobile Offering Roaming in Cuba

Starting today, AT&T customers can talk, text and use data while in Cuba. AT&T follows Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile offering roaming capability in the island nation. “We know our customers want uninterrupted connectivity and a continuous mobile experience. This is especially true as more visitCuba,” said Bill Hague, executive vice president, AT&T Global Connection Management. … Read more

Newly Relaxed Rules Address Trade and Commerce with Cuba

Newly Relaxed Rules Address Trade and Commerce with Cuba

Trade and commerce are the focus in Obama’s most recent relaxing of rules pertaining to doing business in Cuba. Bolstering trade and commercial opportunities and the growth of Cuba’s private sector are the main priorities of the Obama administration’s plan to make his changes “irreversible.” Export-related transactions the U.S Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) … Read more

Obama Relaxes Science and Medical Collaboration Rules with Cuba

Obama Relaxes Science and Medical Collaboration Rules with Cuba

Last week, President Obama expanding opportunities for scientific collaboration and access to medical innovations as part of a series of executive actions designed to dismantle the U.S. embargo against Cuba. The move grants legal status to the following health-related transactions: Joint medical research U.S. Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is issuing a new … Read more