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Finding Value in Early Stage Collaborations at the BIO Technology Transfer Symposium

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The BIO Technology Transfer Symposium dissects recent academia-industry collaborations and evaluates the value in early stage biotechnology investments.  The event occurs in San Francisco on October 8th ahead of the BIO Investor Forum and provides a unique opportunity for bringing academia, industry, and the investment community together. This year’s event is headlined by Tom Thornton from the Cleveland Clinic, a leading academic medical center.  The first panel highlights the collaboration between Duke Translational Research Institute Read More >

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Strong IP Protection is Critical Component of Trade Agreement

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The next round of discussion on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) began yesterday in nearby Leesburg, VA.  The TPP currently includes eleven countries (Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, U.S. and Vietnam) and other countries in the region, such as Japan and Korea, may join in the future. The TPP will set an important precedent for global trade rules.  It is described by the U.S. Trade Representative as “an ambitious, 21st-century … Read More >

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Preview: AUTM U.S. Licensing Survey: FY2011

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We’ve seen compelling evidence recently about the positive impact of university licensing activity. As we learned from “The Economic Contributions of University/Nonprofit Inventions in the United States: 1996-2010,” a report released by BIO in June, university/nonprofit licensing supported as many as 3 million “person years of employment.” Now there is even more good news to share. AUTM publishes a report of academic licensing activity at the end of each year for the prior fiscal year. Read More >

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BIO Voices Agree: Intellectual Property Delivers

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Over the last year, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global IP Center (GIPC) has met with entrepreneurs from around the world to get their personal stories on what it takes to become a breakthrough innovator in the 21st century. While the products that these innovators create come in many shapes and sizes, all of those we’ve come into contact with—many of whom from the annual BIO International Convention—have displayed a resounding respect for and interest Read More >

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Novartis at India Supreme Court: Evergreening Myths and Patent Reality

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Novartis will go before India’s Supreme Court on September 11, 2012 challenging the refusal by the Indian Patent Office to grant a patent on its cancer drug Glivec.  The Indian Patent Office rejected Novartis’ application under a provision in Indian law which is aimed at guarding against so called “patent evergreening.” BIO has written two posts deconstructing the myth of patent evergreening. 1.  Patent “Ever-Greening”: Novartis Confronts Patent Myth in India 2.  Patent Evergreening in Read More >

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