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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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Help the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

Recently our President & CEO, Jim Greenwood sent a letter to President Obama, congratulating him on his historic election, and providing him with a few suggestions as to how to improve things at the USPTO. For those of you who aren’t super-familiar with the USPTO, let me just say that they have been charged with the processing of patent applications and granting patents. Patents, as our sixteenth president, Abraham Lincoln very eloquently said, “add the Read More >

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