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BIO’s “What Every State Should Know About Bayh-Dole” Webinar

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The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) recently hosted a webinar entitled: “What Every State Should Know About Bayh-Dole: Leveraging University Research to Create Jobs and Spur Economic Development Benefits.” The Bayh-Dole Act, enacted in 1980, placed patent ownership of federally funded research at universities in the hands of the university and enabled universities to out-license technologies for commercialization.  As a result of the Act, more than 7200 companies were created (including nearly 600 last year despite Read More >

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Huffington Post: Data Exclusivity: Getting the Balance Right

Huffington Post: Data Exclusivity: Getting the Balance Right      A great article on the downsides of cutting or removing data exclusivity provisions for biologics.  The article points out that data protection is needed to enhance safety and create incentives to research and produce new innovative drugs that cost billions of dollars.  However, the author argues that the period must be limited somehow (not 50 years) to ensure generics can entire the market and lower costs.    Finally, the author states that lowering the data exclusivity Read More >

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BIOtech NOW: The Role of Intellectual Property in Global Health

The Role of Intellectual Property in Global Health BIO is committed to increase access to biologic medicines for patients throughout the world.  As BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood said last year when announcing our policy statement on Options for Increasing Access to Medicines in the Developing World, “We believe that the goals of increasing access to medicines, respecting intellectual property rights, and maintaining commercial viability are mutually supportive.” While there are frequent misguided calls Read More >

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Chairman Bernanke’s Speach on Government R&D Spending Policy and Economic Development

FED Chairman Ben Bernanke spoke about government funding of research and development at Georgetown University for the “New Building Blocks for Jobs and Economic Growth” conference. Highlights relating to Intellectual Property: 1.  “Economic policy affects innovation and long-run economic growth in many ways. A stable macroeconomic environment; sound public finances; and well-functioning financial, labor, and product markets all support innovation, entrepreneurship, and growth, as do effective tax, trade, and regulatory policies. Policies directed at objectives such as the Read More >

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Battelle Report: $3.8 Billion Investment in Human Genome Project Drove $796 Billion in Economic Impact Creating 310,000 Jobs and Launching the Genomic Revolution

Battelle study reports the success of the Human Genome Project.  Technology Transfer at its best. $3.8 BILLION INVESTMENT IN HUMAN GENOME PROJECT DROVE $796 BILLION IN ECONOMIC IMPACT CREATING 310,000 JOBS AND LAUNCHING THE GENOMIC REVOLUTION “Genomic Revolution” Forging Major Breakthroughs in Medicine, Agriculture, Security & Justice, and Energy and Promises to Create Significantly More Jobs in the Future    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The $3.8 billion the U.S. government invested in the Human Genome Project (HGP) from 1988 Read More >

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