Monthly Archives: April 2009

World IP Day: Special Edition of BIO IP News Weekly

This special edition of the IP News Weekly focuses on green technology and intellectual property policy.

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Earth Day 2009: Ten Ways Biotechnology is Helping to Save the Planet

In recognition of Earth Day, the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) we are encouraging people to think beyond the usual ways we can help save the Earth by highlighting ten ways biotechnology is contributing to a more environmentally sustainable world.      Biotech breakthroughs help reduce air emissions and water pollution while enabling the development of sustainable, Earth-friendly products.  “Earth Day is a day to appreciate the beauty and health of our planet and recognize the critical role Read More >

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A Bad Rule Is Better Than No Rule?

California’s Air Resources Board will vote Thursday on its proposed numbers for the life cycle emissions of various fuels, included under the Low Carbon Fuel Standard. According to a Greenwire story picked up in the New York Times, advocates of the rule believe that it will stimulate investment in advanced biofuels, since according to the staff analysis those biofuels will be preferred for use in California. But start-up advanced biofuel producers are facing considerable economic Read More >

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BIO IP News Weekly for April 17, 2009

The IP News Weekly took a break the past couple of weeks, but this week marks my returned coverage. Visit to view the weekly newsletter in PDF form. To subscribe to the newsletter via email, email me at

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IP Counsels Committee Conference in Phoenix Discusses Patent Reform

At the latest IP Counsels Committee Conference this past March, Q. Todd Dickinson, Executive Director of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), and E. Anthony Figg of Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C., spoke to BIO’s member companies, universities, and law firm members about patent reform legislation. Patent Docs‘ Donald Zuhn wrote about Dickinson and Figg on Patent Reform yesterday: In the three weeks since the panel session took place, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy Read More >

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