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Richard Branson’s Biofuel Enthusiasm

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The serial entrepreneur believes in investing in many alternative sources of energy including biofuels. Legendary entrepreneur/business leader Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson is known for pushing the envelope with his Virgin Group. More than 400 companies exist under the moniker, the most well-known including the Virgin Records music label, the American airline Virgin America, cell phone provider Virgin Mobile, and Virgin Galactic, the world’s first commercial spaceline. Branson’s initiatives toward environmental sustainability and climate change Read More >

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Worldwide Prescription Drug Sales to Exceed Trillion Dollar Mark by 2020

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The pharmaceutical industry will top the one trillion dollar mark by 2020, according to new consensus forecast data found in the annual state of the industry report,  “World Preview 2014, Outlook to 2020” from market intelligence firm, Evaluate. The report, which launched today at the 2014 BIO international Convention, finds that worldwide prescription drug sales will reach $1,107 bn by 2020. This milestone is particularly pertinent as it proves that after two years of sales Read More >

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SIR RICHARD BRANSON : Keynote Preview

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Today’s Keynote Luncheon features Sir Richard Branson, Founder of the Virgin Group, one of the world’s most recognized and respected brands. “The BIO International Convention brings together an industry that is working to solve some of our world’s most intractable problems,” said Sir Richard. “Every day, biotechnology companies are seeking cures for devastating diseases, finding new ways to feed a growing global population and developing renewable fuels to keep our air and water clean for Read More >

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Technology Transfer: Making A Better World

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As our dear friend, the late Howard Bremer was so fond of saying, the underlying principle of what we do is “bringing research discoveries to the market to improve the human condition.” Technology transfer is a relatively young profession. Just a few years ago most people had never heard about it. Today, more than 30 years after the passage of the Bayh-Dole Act, more eyes than ever before are focused on us and our efforts. Read More >

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Supreme Court Enunciates New Indefiniteness Standard

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The Supreme Court has once again reversed a decision by the Federal Circuit, in this case involving the proper standard for finding claims indefinite. The case, Nautilus, Inc. v. Biosig Instruments, Inc., overturned the Federal Circuit’s “insolubly ambiguous” test and substituted its own “reasonable certainty” test.  The Court left intentionally unclear the precise ways in which their new test will differ from the Federal Circuit’s abrogated test, leaving it to the lower court to decide Read More >

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