Monthly Archives: April 2010

Records Are Being Set This Year!

It is quite apparent now that the 2010 Business Forum is going to be breaking all BIO records this year. I can only speculate as to where we will end up, but the numbers as of right now (9:30 AM EST on 4/29/2010) are impressive. Total Scheduled Meetings: Old Record 14,500 (2008) Currently 14,900 Project 16,000+ Total Companies: Old Record 1670 (2009) Currently: 2045 Projected: 2100

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BIO International Convention: Policy Wonks and Science Wizards

Policy wonks and science wizards unite at this year’s big biotech-industry conference in Chicago, where more than 15,000 attendees talk biofuels, health innovation, and superpowered agriculture with former presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton and former vice president Al Gore.

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Collaboration: The Key to Success

PatentlyBIOtech received its highest readership ever during the last two months, thanks to the excellent series of PatentlyBIOtech essays written by the staff at Thrive, the economic development enterprise for the 8-county Madison, Wisconsin Region.

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MIT: Stanford v. Roche “Could Have Adverse Impact on Tech Transfer”

Link to MIT News article (“MIT to file amicus brief in intellectual-property case“): The brief argues that the case threatens to undermine the Bayh-Dole Act, a federal law that has played a central role in America’s system of innovation. Enacted in 1980 as an amendment to the Patent Act, Bayh-Dole expanded and accelerated the transformation of ideas in the lab into the products, jobs and revenues of commercial enterprise.

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Shout-Out: 2010 BIO International Convention Official Bloggers!

Surviving through a vigorous screening process, BIO International Convention bloggers have to be smart, funny, and well-spoken — think of our bloggers as the best final round of a dating reality show. Well, maybe they’re a little better than that.

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