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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Here are the Facts about the IPR Kill Rate

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FiercePhrma recently ran an article repeating a dubious analysis of the crisis caused by the rapidly increasing number of biopharma related inter partes reviews (IPR) currently within the United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO). It is troubling that in a single breath Ronny Gal both dismissed the biopharmaceutical industry’s concerns with the PTO’s IPR process and acknowledged that limited data prevents any firm conclusions about the potential impact of IPR on biotech innovation. If Read More >

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102 Organizations Urge Congress to Maintain a Strong Patent System and Protect Innovation

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A diverse group of more than 100 national and state-based advocacy organizations have united to urge Congress to preserve important patent protections that incentivize biopharmaceutical research necessary to innovate and develop new cures and treatments for serious diseases. In a letter sent to the Hill this week, these patient advocates asked Congress to amend the Innovation Act (H.R. 9) to preserve the highly-detailed and sophisticated systems designed by Hatch-Waxman and BPCIA and avoid weakening the Read More >

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Seventy Nine House Members Express Concern with H.R. 9

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House leaders made the decision earlier this month to remove patent reform legislation from the schedule for the remaining days before the August recess. While a vote is expected to occur sometime in September, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy made the decision to review and address many of the concerns that have been voiced by an array of industries that require the value of dependable and enforceable patents. In the words of Representative McCarthy, “I Read More >

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CNBC Commentary: Hedge funds, ‘reverse trolls’ crushing biopharma innovation

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Patents are the lifeblood of medical innovation. They are the cornerstone that enables companies to perform the long and costly research and development for cures and therapies to combat devastating diseases such as cancer, HIV and Alzheimer’s. Unfortunately, the system that helps protect these innovations is being abused by outside interests. BIO and others have called upon Congress to fix these problems as part of a greater patent reform debate. Today one more voice joined Read More >

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BIO 2015 Provides Local Shoe Shiner with School Supplies for Kids in Need

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For the past decade, William Green, a center city shoe shiner, hosts a Children’s Cookout and Day of Fun in late August for poverty stricken children in Philadelphia. In addition to providing a day of safe fun for local children, “Big Will’s” cookout provides an opportunity to supply book bags and school supplies to more than 500 needy students throughout the city. Today, the 2015 BIO International Convention provided “Big Will” with over 500 hundred Read More >

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