Monthly Archives: May 2009

BIO 2009: How Biotech Helps Heal, Fuel, and Feed the World

I’ll be writing updated about the top IP events at the 2009 BIO International Convention (

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Countdown to Convention (part II)

Hosted by BIO, the global event for biotechnology will take place May 18-21, 2009, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Ga., and is expected to draw 15,000 industry leaders from around the world. The convention program will feature more than 150 sessions in 21 breakout session tracks highlighting the latest information and the newest opportunities for executives, investors, scientists, policy leaders, and media from around the world. More than 1,000 speakers will share Read More >

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From Jim Greenwood: Heading to Atlanta

With only a few days to go until we cut the ribbon for the 2009 BIO International Convention, our staff is a controlled frenzy – if there is such a thing. It will be a terrific event! Despite the fact that the economy will depress our registration number, the quality will be up to our usual standards and will feature great exhibits from around the world, 170 panel discussions, and Super Sessions on the state of Read More >

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Why Blog about Intellectual Property? BIO Policy Briefing Raises the IP Social Media Question

I see a future for patent blogs to provide news on different areas of interest and for different audiences, painting a picture of the diversity of industries working on solutions to heal, fuel, and feed the world.

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Don’t Worry, Be Happy

The EPA has released its long-awaited proposed rules for the Renewable Fuel Standard, including calculations of the lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions for various biofuels. Unlike California, the EPA is proposing to “discount” the greenhouse gas emissions of both biofuels and the baseline petroleum gasoline. The discount rate that EPA uses for most of the calculations it presents is 2 percent over 100 years, although it also proposes using a 0 percent discount rate and a Read More >

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