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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton: BIO2014 Keynote Address

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton participated in a moderated Q&A discussion with BIO’s Jim Greenwood during the 2014 BIO International Convention. Here is some coverage from the event: Hillary Clinton Talks Ag Biotechnology, AgWired Hillary Clinton Cheers Biotechers, Backs GMOs and Federal Help, Times of San Diego BIO Convention Draws 15,000, Including Hillary Clinton, Times of San Diego Hillary Clinton delivers keynote at biotech convention in downtown San Diego, CBS8 Hillary Clinton’s Speech Read More >

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Protecting your IP Overseas

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According to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), nearly 100,000 biotechnology and pharmaceutical patent applications are filed worldwide each year, and the trend appears to be rising. As you’ve likely experienced, filing patent applications can be very complex, with different laws, deadlines and languages requiring highly technical translators for most countries in which you’re seeking protection. As a result, companies seeking IP protection often outsource their domestic and foreign patent filings to service providers to Read More >

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Biotech Market in Brazil is Booming!

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Brazil steps into the international spotlight as host of the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics as it celebrates a quarter century of democracy and political stability. The Brazilian economy – now the 7th largest globally by GDP (and averaging $57 billion in FDI inflows annually from 2008 to 2012) – is considered one of the most important in the world. Brazil has a number of innovation policies in place at the federal and Read More >

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E&Y Super Session – Beyond Borders 2014 – Unlocking Value

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More than 500 attended the super session to go over key findings in the 28th annual EY Global Life Sciences Report: Beyond Borders, Unlocking Value. Glen Giovannetti, EY global life sciences sector leader, and Kristin Pothier, partner in the EY commercial advisory services, moderated. Panelists were: Mara Aspinali, president and CEO of Ventana Medical Systems; Philip Birch, senior vice president, global strategic marketing, Aptiv Solutions; Brian Daniels, M.D., senior vice president, global development and medical Read More >

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Digital Health in a Mobile World

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Healthcare is shaping up to be an important area for all the big technology companies that focus on mobile devices. And that is pretty much all of them. When Sony sold off its VAIO computer division to Japan Industrial Partners earlier this year, among the reasons given were “drastic changes in the global PC industry”, and a need to “concentrate on … smartphones and tablets.” Over at Microsoft, new CEO Satya Nadella says we’ve entered Read More >

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