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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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Tomorrow’s Senate hearing on Patent Reform

Tomorrow morning, the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold its first 2009 hearing on patent reform. If you have a minute, learn about past legislative efforts by visiting http://www.bio.org/ip/domestic/. Read the 5 Fact Sheets about last year’s legislation and take our poll:    [polldaddy poll=1439462]   To attend the hearing here in DC, or watch the webcast, visit http://www.judiciary.senate.gov/hearings/hearing.cfm?id=3701 for more information.

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BIO President & CEO James Greenwood Hosts Media Briefing

Take a look at a recent post at one of PatentlyBIOtech’s sister blogs: www.biotech-now.org. Last week, BIO’s President & CEO James Greenwood discussed patent reform, as well as other critical areas of legislative activity, impacting biotechnology researchers and companies in the United States. Visit Biotech Now and download or listen to the podcast: http://biotech-now.org/2009/03/06/bios-jim-greenwood-briefs-media-on-biotech-issues/.  

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Why Stop at Better? Let’s Strive For What’s Best (for Everyone)

BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood responsed to a blog post on patent reform today. You can read it before it hits the blogosphere at PatentlyBIOtech blog.

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BIO IP Counsels’ Committee Conference Now Open for Non-BIO Member Company Attendance

Since 2002, BIO’s IP Counsels’ Committee Conference was a private event where BIO members learned about the hottest topics in the industry: newly-introduced legislation on Patent Reform, draft BIO comments to the Patent & Trademark Office, experiences from fellow member companies and universities, all under the guise of a “fun” 3-day Conference & Meeting. Well, the results are in: the Conference has always been fun, because of the savvy planning of BIO staffers who incorporate Read More >

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Welcome!

Welcome to PatentlyBIOtech, BIO’s newest (and prettiest) blog. The blog’s all about intellectual property, technology transfer, biotechnology, gene patenting, global health, economic growth, sustainability, green jobs, you name it… and we’ll help you along the way! I wanted to share some quotations get us in the mood… “Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” Carl Sagan “Knowing is not enough; we must apply!” Goethe “I was brought up to believe that the only thing worth Read More >

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