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What We’ll Be Talking about at the BIO Spring IPCC Conference

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It’s time once again for BIO’s Spring IPCC Conference! BIO’s biannual Intellectual Property Counsels Committee Conference provides informative and interesting educational sessions on what’s happening in the biotech IP sector. It also provides a chance to network with industry colleagues, promoting discussion and fostering new and exciting relationships. Attendees represent all swaths of the biotech sector, including pharma companies, law firms, academia and government, coming together from the U.S. and abroad to attend this one Read More >

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“II Ca-Be-lly, or Not II Ca-Be-lly?”: Is The Famous Cabilly II Antibody Patent Near Extinction?

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Guest post by Konstantin Linnik, Ph.D., Isaac Hubner, Ph.D, and Lana Gladstein, who are attorneys in the Boston office of Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP. On February 5, 2016, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) issued a decision to institute an Inter Partes Review (“IPR”) of Genentech’s “Cabilly II” patent (U.S. Patent No. 6,331,415). This triggered the one-month deadline for third parties to request joinder under 37 CFR § 42.122(b).  Whether you are a licensee, or otherwise Read More >

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#BIOCEO16 Fireside Chat with Senator Chuck Schumer

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New York Senator Chuck Schumer joined attendees at the 2016 BIO CEO & Investor Conference this afternoon for a fireside chat, moderated by BIO Chairman Ron Cohen, to discuss current political and public policy issues facing the country and the biopharmaceutical industry. The Senator expressed optimism that progress can be made on a bipartisan basis in a number of areas that will be conducive to investment in medical innovation and the well-paying jobs that such Read More >

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Tomorrow: From Volume to Value: Designing a Patient-Centered Healthcare System (Webcast)

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Tomorrow at the Newseum, The Hill will be hosting a live discussion about the transition from volume-based to value-based care. A live webcast will be available for the event, which begins at 8:30 am ET. Last week, Jim Robinson, President of Astellas Pharma US, shared his thoughts in a related op-ed at The Hill. Biopharmaceutical innovation is transforming what it means to be a patient battling some of our most difficult diseases, such as cancer, Read More >

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Know Your IP Strategy: A Necessity for Technology Start-ups

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The Licensing Executives Society Foundation invites start-up companies, with investments of less than $200,000, and graduate students from around the world to participate in their annual International Business Plan Competition. The Competition requires participants to submit a business plan with an intellectual property component and strategies explaining how intellectual property will be used to achieve business objectives. Before the first round submission deadline, the Competition pairs registered teams with senior leaders in the intellectual property Read More >

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