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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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Coalition Urges Enactment of Patent Reform Legislation to Drive Job Growth and Innovation

Coalition Urges Enactment of Patent Reform Legislation to Drive Job Growth and Innovation (March 24, 2011) BIO joined with 97 other manufacturers, scientists, researchers, academic institutions, and businesses to urge the U.S. House of Representatives to enact patent reform into law in order to strengthen our country’s patent system which will help get breakthrough products to market faster, maximizing our opportunities for job growth. Read the letter (120 KB PDF)

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Smith To Introduce House Patent Ahead of Next Week’s Hearing

Article from Tech Daily Dose in the National Journal stating: House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith, R-Texas, will introduce his own version of patent reform legislation next week, possibly as early as Monday.

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BIO’s Amicus Brief: Microsoft v. i4i

The Biotechnology Industry Organization, along with AUTM and CropLife International, filed an amicus brief in the Microsoft v. i4i Supreme Court case. This case is widely viewed as one of the most fundamental and important patent cases to reach the Supreme Court in probably a decade. Most basically, this case is about the level of certainty a jury or judge must have before finding a patent invalid in litigation. Historically, the law has required a high level Read More >

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