Author Archive: Roy Zwahlen

Roy Zwahlen

Roy is Associate Counsel at BIO and the main contributor for Patently Biotech. He is a lawyer by training, with a background in international and national politics. He grew up in the developing world and believes that innovation can and does solve many of the world’s problems. Because of this, his work focuses on creating a worldwide policy environment that fosters innovation in the biotechnology sector to prevent and cure diseases such as HIV, to increase crop yields to feed more people, and to decrease the harmful effects of industry on the environment. Roy spends his free time keeping up with his three kids, a wife that knows everything (no joke), and serving in his church and broader community. Learn more about Roy from his Linkedin Profile.

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Shout-Out: 2010 BIO International Convention Official Bloggers!

Surviving through a vigorous screening process, BIO International Convention bloggers have to be smart, funny, and well-spoken — think of our bloggers as the best final round of a dating reality show. Well, maybe they’re a little better than that.

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World Intellectual Property Day 2010: Countries Talk Policy

On World Intellectual Property Day this year, the World Intellectual Property Organization’s 2010 theme is “Innovation – Linking the World”.

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BIO, AUTM Host Technology Transfer Symposium @ BIO 2010

The BIO Technology Transfer Symposium, in partnership with the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM), will explore the role of universities in the U.S. innovation economy, with a particular emphasis on technology transfer on May 4, 2010 at the 2010 BIO International Convention in Chicago.

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This Friday: Genetic Alliance Hosts Webinar on Myriad Gene Patent Case

Genetic Alliance Hosts Webinar on Myriad Gene Patent Case on Friday, April 30, 2010.

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A Disin‘gene’uous Lawsuit: ACLU Challenges DNA Patents

From the mass production of life-saving medicines in cell cultures to the screening of our blood supply for life-threatening viruses, patented DNA molecules (often referred to as “gene patents”) are used in many ways to benefit society.

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