Author Archive: George Goodno

George Goodno

George is the Director of State Policy Communications at BIO and enjoys the opportunity to advocate for and educate audiences about the positive societal and economic impact of the bioscience industry. Another great aspect of his job is getting to work with BIO’s broad network of state bioscience associations to help advance legislative and regulatory initiatives that will continue to improve this high-skill, high-wage industry. In his spare time, he enjoys running, skiing, hiking, gardening, and most of all, spending time with his awesome wife and two daughters.

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Patent Trolls and Nigerian Scammers

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What do patent trolls and Nigerian princes have in common? Two things come to mind. First, if you get an email from either one, nothing good can come from it. Second, hardly anybody falls for either scam. According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the most notorious patent assertion entity (otherwise known as a patent troll) has agreed to a consent decree. Which means they have agreed to halt their deceptive business practices. Of course, Read More >

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Need for Patent Reform May be Overblown

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Amid the cacophony of calls for patent reform legislation, mounting evidence demonstrates patent trolling may be on the wane. As we reported earlier this month, the number of new patent cases filed in federal court has dropped by an astonishing 40 percent as compared to this time last year. A new data analysis by Unified Patents data shows more signs that patent troll suits are in decline.

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STEM Career Symposium Coming to Maryland

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The Tech Council of Maryland and MdBio Foundation will soon be hosting a symposium for students typically underrepresented in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields. The ATLAS symposium will allow students and parents to explore rewarding careers in STEM. Participants meet STEM professionals from a variety of backgrounds and fields through panels and networking sessions. Participants will also have the opportunity to discuss college, internship, and career opportunities with representatives from local universities, companies, Read More >

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Gates to contribute $50M for Ebola response

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Bill Gates was on MSNBC’s Morning Joe to discuss the Gates Foundation’s contribution of $50 million to support emergency response to Ebola. Mr. Gates responded to criticism that the U.S. was initially slow to properly address the African crisis. He noted that it would be virtually impossible to respond much quicker to the unprecedented scale of the outbreak. He did call upon other countries to step up and dedicate resources as well. The most recent Read More >

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DEA’s Prescription Drug Take Back Day is September 27

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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is tomorrow – Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 – from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you have leftover medicines around your house, tomorrow is a great opportunity to dispose of them. National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, sponsored by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse Read More >

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