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Patent reform and Re-examination

Patent reform legislation was introduced in the House and Senate last week. Tell BIO what you think of the expansion of re-examination proceedings.

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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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Bayh-Dole Can Bring Money for Research and Education

There is a movement out there among scientists who would like to see patents lifted, and have everything freely available. Let’s think about that for a minute. Would that really be a good idea? There is an article in the February 2 edition of the University of California at Los Angeles Daily Bruin, titled, “Inventions provide money, jobs for UC.” Excellent point — if there is intellectual property, there must be money involved and it Read More >

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