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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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Myriad Oral Argument Review and Analysis by Patent Docs

Great comprehensive review of oral arguments at the federal circuit in the Myriad case by Kevin Noonan of Patent Docs.

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BIO Hosts U.S./China Biotechnology Examiner Workshop with U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and China’s State Intellectual Property Office

Press Release:   WASHINGTON, D.C. (Tuesday, April 05, 2011) – The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) hosted a U.S./China Biotechnology Examiner Workshop with U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) and China’s State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) on March 28, 2011 in Beijing, China. The workshop which was organized by BIO for SIPO examiners, focused on biotechnology patenting and encouraged bilateral cooperation between SIPO and the USPTO.“BIO recognizes the commitment on behalf of the Chinese Government and Read More >

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BIO Commends Launch of House Patent Reform Process:Expresses concern with inter partes review changes

BIO Commends Launch of House Patent Reform Process Expresses concern with inter partes review changes   Washington, D.C. (March 31, 2011) – Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) President and CEO Jim Greenwood released the following statement on the introduction of the America Invents Act, H.R. 1249, in the U.S. House of Representatives: “BIO praises House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX) for his introduction of a comprehensive patent reform bill similar to the bill adopted by Read More >

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House Patent Reform Bill Filed – Document Link

The House Patent Reform Bill has been filed. The House Judiciary Committee also held a hearing on the Senate Bill and submitted testimony is available. Stay tuned for BIO’s press release on the House Patent Bill.

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