USTR: TPP to have High IP Standards to “Stand Alongside other Treaty Agreements in the Area”

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Stan McCoy, Assisant U.S. Trade Representative for Intellectual Property and Innovation, spoke at BIO’s 2011 Convention session titled The Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Importance of Intellectual Property Rights: Attracting Investment in Biotechnology.  The session covered the ongoing treaty negotiations and the relevance of different IP provisions to the biotechnology industry.  Issues of particular importance to the biotechnology industry yet to be revelead to the public include language tabled for data protection and patent linkage.  While USTR specific language is not available, Stan McCoy reassured the industry that “our ambition is to have a high standard chapter to stand alongside other treaty agreements in the area.”

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