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Scientists oppose European stem cell patent ban

 Great article about leading stem cell scientists stating that the ECJ Advocate’s recommendation to ban stem cell patents will block development of stem cell-based therapeutics in Europe.  Here are the highlights from the article: Scientists oppose European stem cell patent ban By Kate Kelland, Health and Science Correspondent LONDON | Wed Apr 27, 2011 1:05pm EDT LONDON (Reuters) – Research scientists hit out on Wednesday at a European Court of Justice (ECJ) case they say could block development of embryonic Read More >

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Media Coverage of BIO’s Intellectual Property Conference in Seattle

Stanford v. Roche: An Academic/Industry Collaboration Gone Wrong A Landmark Case: The Aftermath of Myriad Genetics Ethical Issues: Staying in the Frying Pan and out of the Fire

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House Judiciary Committee’s Patent Reform Bill is in Need of Reform, Says BIO

PRESS RELEASE WASHINGTON, D.C. (Friday, April 15, 2011) - Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) President and CEO Jim Greenwood released the following statement regarding the America Invents Act, H.R. 1249, which passed the House Committee on the Judiciary yesterday:   “BIO has consistently praised House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX) for his introduction of a comprehensive patent reform bill similar to the bill adopted by the U.S. Senate earlier this month by a nearly unanimous vote.  Read More >

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Fabry Patient Law Suit and Request to NIH for March-in Petition Rehearing

An article out of the Genomics Law Report discussing the recent law suit citing violations of the Bayh Dole Act. A second article from Patent Docs discusses the request for rehearing of the patients petition to the NIH for march-in.

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USPTO Remains Open for Six Business Days if Government Shuts Down

Press Release, 11-26 USPTO Prepares for Possible Government Shutdown In the event of a government shutdown on April 9, 2011, the United States Patent and Trademark Office will remain open and continue to operate as usual for a period of six business days – through Monday, April 18, 2011 — because the USPTO has enough available reserves, not linked to the current fiscal year, to remain in operation until then. Should a shutdown occur and Read More >

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