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BIO to USA Today: Patents Promote Innovation

Public debate over access to, and use of, genetic technology is a good thing. It requires the consideration of many factors, including coverage and cost, concerns over genetic discrimination and myriad regulatory issues.

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Patent Docs: Falsehoods, Distortions and Outright Lies in the Gene Patenting Debate

Patent Docs blog reviewed the most repeated criticisms of the patenting of genetic materials, providing a critical hand to assist non-technical observers of the debate currently swirling around in legal, scientific, and academic circles.

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Patenting Genes: NPR Talks IP with BIO

Today, June 4, 2009 at 1:00 PM ET DC’s WAMU Radio Station (88.5 FM) or at  http://wamu.org/programs/kn/09/06/04.php#26424 The genetic material in our cells make us who we are. But since 1982, the U.S. Patent Office has issued tens of thousands of patents to private companies for gene-related products. The biotechnology industry says these patents are necessary to spur innovation. Opponents say they actually stifle science. We examine the intersection of cutting-edge genetic research and intellectual Read More >

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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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