Defensive Innovation

A stance taken by manufacturers or providers of health care services or products, in which research funds shift from advancing medical science to that of anticipating lawsuits
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Abrichamtchi said Iran's Organisation of Defensive Innovation and Research handled Iran's sensitive nuclear activity and also managed the new facility.
The IAEA believes that Fakhrizadeh secretly opened SPND, meaning, in Persian, the Organization of Defensive Innovation and Research, in 2011 and that elements of Iran's nuclear-arms research, which they thought were shelved in 2003 and which also have civilian applications, may be taking place there, the report said.
One country had told the IAEA he now heads the Organization of Defensive Innovation and Research.
Conversely, imports for the high-skill sector group remained static between 1978 and 1986 - perhaps indicating that defensive innovation succeeded in reducing import competition from LWCs in this sector (however, the relatively high import share of LWCs in this high-skill sector suggests that the degree of low-wage country competition may be sufficient to be a plausible cause of defensive innovation).
Hence one might also argue that the technology-based explanation for the rise in US inequality could actually be a trade-based explanation, but this remains a tentative claim as more research is required regarding the links between increased competition with LWCs and defensive innovation.
Today, Shurmur's characterization is considerably different: distinguished elder statesman of defensive innovation.
NCRI has exposed some of the most significant parts of the Iranian regime's nuclear weapons program, including Natanz uranium enrichment and Arak heavy water sites (August 2002), Kalay-e Electric centrifuge assembly and testing facility (February 2003), Lashkar-abad Laser enrichment and Lavizan-Shian site (May 2003), Fordo underground enrichment site (December 2005), and Defensive Innovation and Research Organization, SPND (July 2011).
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Reflecting the game's focus on defensive innovations this year, Lewis is the perfect representative for the cover of the best-selling football videogame franchise.
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Capers, who will lead the Carolina Panthers into Lambeau Field today to play Holmgren's Green Bay Packers in the NFC title game, is known for his defensive innovations - like the zone blitz, current fad among NFL defensive coaches.
is a manufacturer of treated wood products that are protected against fire, mold/mycotoxins, fungus, rot-decay, wood ingesting insects and termites by our proprietary eco-friendly chemistry utilizing ECOB WoodSurfaceFilmTM and FRC(TM) technology (Fire Retardant Coating) leading the world on Defensive Innovations through the implementation of defensive building practices.