Monthly Archives: January 2011

Unlocking the Economic Potential of Biotechnology

Assistant Secretary of State Jose Fernandez wrote an article about biotechnology’s contributions to meeting the increased global demand for food: By 2050 population growth is expected to translate into a 70 percent increase in global demand for food. Add the estimated 27 percent decline in global productivity expected due to climate change, and it is clear that the demand for food production will become more critical in the coming decades. Countries that depend on rain-fed Read More >

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Jobs and Innovation Are Keywords for State of the Union

President Obama is right to focus on innovation and jobs in his State of the Union speech tonight, particularly the need to create and fill new jobs to compete in an increasing competitive global marketplace. Notably, the President also called for investments in biomedical research and clean energy technologies. There’s no industry better poised to meet these challenges than biotechnology. Nationwide, our industry directly employs more than 1.4 million people and indirectly generates jobs for Read More >

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Biotechnology and the State of the Union Address

The following was published in Politico’s Join the Debate.  Politico asked “What should Obama say in the State of the Union?”   Jim Greenwood Former Congressman (R-Pa.), President and CEO, Biotechnology Industry Organization :   The president’s State of the Union should, rightly, focus on jobs, particularly the need to create and fill new jobs to compete in an increasing competitive global marketplace. There’s no industry that better exemplifies the promise of job creation than Read More >

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PTO Director Kappos Remarks at Innovation Alliance Conference: IP leads to job growth

Thank you Roger [Martin], for that kind introduction.  I would like to thank the Innovation Alliance for having me in today to speak with you about intellectual property’s vital role in today’s innovation economy. America stands at a critical juncture in our economic evolution, and intellectual property will play a key role in driving our economic growth and renewal. As technological advances bring great change to the speed and complexity of American innovation, strong intellectual Read More >

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National Journal Article with Senate Patent Reform Bill Text

The National Journal Tech Daily Dose has an article stating that “The Bill has been put on the Judiciary Committee’s agenda for its Jan. 27th markup.” The article has a link to the text of the proposed Patent Reform Bill.

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