Monthly Archives: April 2011

Foley & Lardner article on the history of the Chinese Bayh-Dole Act

China Bayh-Dole Act: A Framework Fundamental to Achieving the Economic Potential of China’s National Patent Development Strategy (2011 – 2020) By Max Lin, Foley & Lardner LLP This article is part of our Spring 2011 edition of Legal News: China Quarterly Newsletter, Eye on China. China’s National Patent Development Strategy (2011 – 2020) (Plan) was announced in November 2010. The proposed measures focus on enhancing China’s IP system and encouraging local individuals, institutions, and companies to Read More >

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Ag Biotechnology Playing Bigger Role in Food Output

CNBC published an online article on April 26 about technology’s role in meeting global food demand.  Industries of all stripes typically look to technology to improve safety and cost efficiency. With both global food prices and concerns about food safety on the rise, technology is playing a more important role in the economics of the world’s food supply. Agricultural biotechnology is gaining traction worldwide as a method for improving crop yields. And thanks to new Read More >

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Scientists oppose European stem cell patent ban

 Great article about leading stem cell scientists stating that the ECJ Advocate’s recommendation to ban stem cell patents will block development of stem cell-based therapeutics in Europe.  Here are the highlights from the article: Scientists oppose European stem cell patent ban By Kate Kelland, Health and Science Correspondent LONDON | Wed Apr 27, 2011 1:05pm EDT LONDON (Reuters) – Research scientists hit out on Wednesday at a European Court of Justice (ECJ) case they say could block development of embryonic Read More >

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Eleven Biotech Leaders Named to Biotech Humanitarian Award Judges Panel

BIO has named a distinguished panel of leaders to judge the third annual Biotech Humanitarian Award and select the 2011 Honoree. The nominations returned an excellent pool of innovators who are leading the way to heal, fuel and feed the planet through their work in or support of biotechnology. The judges have a tough road ahead! “I am eager to work with this exceptional panel to select just one honoree from our impressive line-up of Read More >

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Scientific American Worldview 2011 Preview – Three pioneers share keys to success for building biotech in emerging markets

Three biotech luminaries who have succeeded against all odds share their experiences building a biotech company from the ground up in Brazil, China and India. This year’s report will profile: Guilherme Emrich, FIR Capital (Brazil) Ge Li, WuXi Apptec (China) Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Biocon (India) Their opinions and advice on a diverse range of subjects is explored in a Q&A while their individual stories are told in accompanying profiles.  Don’t miss this special section in the Read More >

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