Monthly Archives: April 2009

Patent Reform, the Remix: Woody Guthrie’s “This Land is Your Land”

A modern interpretation of Woody Guthrie’s famous song.

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A Stimulated NIH Discovers the Devil in the Grant Details

This blog post discusses the opportunities for growth created by the 2009 NIH stimulus funds.

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CAFC Judge Rader: “Strong IP System Allows Countries to Compete in World Marketplace”

I recently discovered an interview series on the intellectual property system on YouTube, produced by CropLife International.  Of particular interest is the interview with U.S. Federal Circuit of Appeals (CAFC)  Judge Randall R. Rader (Watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tB3OROLi9IM). I liked the way Judge Rader defined intellectual property: a way to protect the “know-how” of any economic entity (company, university, and individual) to do business in today’s global marketplace. During the interview, Judge Rader focused on a part of the Read More >

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Advanced Biofuels – Increasing Domestic Economic Growth and Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Last week the Members of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Environment in the House of Representatives held hearings on “The American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009” (“ACES”). ACES is a draft climate change bill including language for a renewable electricity standard, carbon capture and sequestration, a low carbon fuel standard, development of a smart electricity grid, energy efficiency, and allowances and offsets of a cap and trade program for greenhouse Read More >

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BIO to Update Members on Patent Reform, Biosimilars, Court Decisions, and Bayh-Dole Reform

BIO will host a webinar policy briefing May 8, 2009 especially for its law firm members on patent reform, recent court decisions, biosimilars legislation, Bayh-Dole and licensing/Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Health, Genetics & Society (SACGHS) report.

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