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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Bloggers Cover IP at the 2009 International Convention

Both Patent Baristas and Patent Docs wrote up some great analyses of the ip sessions at the 2009 BIO International Convention. Visit www.patentbaristas.com and www.patentdocs.net to view their posts on patent reform, biosimilars, healthcare reform, USPTO reform efforts, and more.

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For U.S. Healthcare Reform and Global Health Crises, Both Public and Private Efforts Needed

How can we address health needs in both the United States and developing countries at the same time? By bringing everyone to the table for open, fair, collaborative partnerships. It saves money, time, effort and – most important of all – lives.

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China IP Forum to Bring Third Patent Amendment Face-to-Face with Biotechnology Concerns

Emerging markets, particularly the China market, have become a strategic area for pharmaceutical and chemical companies and law firms. China’s lawmakers adopted third revision of the law recently, which will bring a number of substantial changes to the Chinese patent system.

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BIO 2009: How Biotech Helps Heal, Fuel, and Feed the World

I’ll be writing updated about the top IP events at the 2009 BIO International Convention (convention.bio.org).

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Why Blog about Intellectual Property? BIO Policy Briefing Raises the IP Social Media Question

I see a future for patent blogs to provide news on different areas of interest and for different audiences, painting a picture of the diversity of industries working on solutions to heal, fuel, and feed the world.

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