Monthly Archives: April 2011

The BTK buyout

Remember this BTK post we wrote back  in February of 2010?  Well, we thought it was time to revisit the makeup of the BTK index (NYSE Arca Biotechnology Index).  Five of  the 20 companies that comprised the index in February of last year have either been acquired or are facing acquisition.  That means 25% of the entire index has been snapped up in a little over a year (Table 1). Millipore (MIL) and OSI Pharmaceuticals (OSIP) acquired in 2010 by Merck KGaA and Astellas, respectively, have already Read More >

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BIO Hosts U.S./China Biotechnology Examiner Workshop with U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and China’s State Intellectual Property Office

Press Release:   WASHINGTON, D.C. (Tuesday, April 05, 2011) – The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) hosted a U.S./China Biotechnology Examiner Workshop with U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) and China’s State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) on March 28, 2011 in Beijing, China. The workshop which was organized by BIO for SIPO examiners, focused on biotechnology patenting and encouraged bilateral cooperation between SIPO and the USPTO.“BIO recognizes the commitment on behalf of the Chinese Government and Read More >

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BIO Commends Launch of House Patent Reform Process:Expresses concern with inter partes review changes

BIO Commends Launch of House Patent Reform Process Expresses concern with inter partes review changes   Washington, D.C. (March 31, 2011) – Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) President and CEO Jim Greenwood released the following statement on the introduction of the America Invents Act, H.R. 1249, in the U.S. House of Representatives: “BIO praises House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX) for his introduction of a comprehensive patent reform bill similar to the bill adopted by Read More >

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