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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CAFC Judge Rader: “Strong IP System Allows Countries to Compete in World Marketplace”

I recently discovered an interview series on the intellectual property system on YouTube, produced by CropLife International.  Of particular interest is the interview with U.S. Federal Circuit of Appeals (CAFC)  Judge Randall R. Rader (Watch: I liked the way Judge Rader defined intellectual property: a way to protect the “know-how” of any economic entity (company, university, and individual) to do business in today’s global marketplace. During the interview, Judge Rader focused on a part of the Read More >

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BIO to Update Members on Patent Reform, Biosimilars, Court Decisions, and Bayh-Dole Reform

BIO will host a webinar policy briefing May 8, 2009 especially for its law firm members on patent reform, recent court decisions, biosimilars legislation, Bayh-Dole and licensing/Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Health, Genetics & Society (SACGHS) report.

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World IP Day: Special Edition of BIO IP News Weekly

This special edition of the IP News Weekly focuses on green technology and intellectual property policy.

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BIO IP News Weekly for April 17, 2009

The IP News Weekly took a break the past couple of weeks, but this week marks my returned coverage. Visit to view the weekly newsletter in PDF form. To subscribe to the newsletter via email, email me at

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IP Counsels Committee Conference in Phoenix Discusses Patent Reform

At the latest IP Counsels Committee Conference this past March, Q. Todd Dickinson, Executive Director of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), and E. Anthony Figg of Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C., spoke to BIO’s member companies, universities, and law firm members about patent reform legislation. Patent Docs‘ Donald Zuhn wrote about Dickinson and Figg on Patent Reform yesterday: In the three weeks since the panel session took place, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy Read More >

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