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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Plenary Sessions Announced for the 12th Annual BIO Asia International Conference

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This year’s BIO Asia International Conference has tripled the educational programming content to offer a superior experience for Japanese companies as well as global emerging biotech/pharma companies. In addition to the keynote speeches by Dr. Tatsuya Kondo, Chief Executive, Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA); Osamu Nagayama, Chairman & CEO, Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. and President, Japan Bioindustry Association; and Flemming Ornskov, MD, CEO, Shire, the 2015 BIO Asia program will feature many great panel Read More >

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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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