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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Seizing Academic Breakthroughs in Japan

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Japanese universities and universities around the Asia Pacific region are entering into unique evolving partnerships with biopharmaceutical companies. Universities are also exploring incubator and other models with company partners to deliver the next wave of biotechnology innovations. With a focus on collaborative projects between industry and academia, this year’s BIO Asia conference will attract universities and national/public institutes and their biopharma partners to come together to discuss their latest partnering models, an integral growth opportunity Read More >

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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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