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BIO Supports Patent Reform Act of 2011: Press Release

BIO Supports Patent Reform Act of 2011 Bipartisan, consensus-oriented approach will strengthen nation’s patent system   Washington, D.C. (January 28, 2011) – Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) President and CEO Jim Greenwood released the following comment on the introduction of the Patent Reform Act of 2011 (S. 23) by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) earlier this week: “BIO appreciates the dedication of Chairman Leahy, Ranking Member Charles Grassley (R-IA) and the bill’s other cosponsors for their Read More >

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Biotechnology and the State of the Union Address

The following was published in Politico’s Join the Debate.  Politico asked “What should Obama say in the State of the Union?”   Jim Greenwood Former Congressman (R-Pa.), President and CEO, Biotechnology Industry Organization :   The president’s State of the Union should, rightly, focus on jobs, particularly the need to create and fill new jobs to compete in an increasing competitive global marketplace. There’s no industry that better exemplifies the promise of job creation than Read More >

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PTO Director Kappos Remarks at Innovation Alliance Conference: IP leads to job growth

Thank you Roger [Martin], for that kind introduction.  I would like to thank the Innovation Alliance for having me in today to speak with you about intellectual property’s vital role in today’s innovation economy. America stands at a critical juncture in our economic evolution, and intellectual property will play a key role in driving our economic growth and renewal. As technological advances bring great change to the speed and complexity of American innovation, strong intellectual Read More >

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National Journal Article with Senate Patent Reform Bill Text

The National Journal Tech Daily Dose has an article stating that “The Bill has been put on the Judiciary Committee’s agenda for its Jan. 27th markup.” The article has a link to the text of the proposed Patent Reform Bill.

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“Importance of new companies for drug discovery: origins of a decade of new drugs.” the Kneller Study

The Kneller study released in Nature Reviews Drug Discovery Journal (November 2010) included interesting data about the involvment of the biotechnology industry in the development of new drugs.  Kneller reviewed 252 FDA approved drugs from 1998-2007  and analyzed the country where the drug was made/discovered and whether the drug was discovered by a university, biotech, or pharma company.  Kneller then sorted the 252 drugs by novelty, priority review vs. standard review (unmet need) and by Read More >

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