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Gene Patent Discussion Should Include Industrial, Environmental, & Ag Biotech

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Twenty-three industrial and agricultural biotech companies, ranging from development-stage businesses to all of the largest players in the field, sent a letter to the Solicitor General expressing concern over the pending appeal in the Myriad “gene patents” case.  The companies wrote the letter to correct the myopic view that this case is only about human genetic diagnostics. The case could potentially adversely impact agricultural and industrial biotechnology, whose activities are far removed from the clinical Read More >

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2012 BIO International Convention: Academic and Tech Transfer Community

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Universities have historically been on the front lines of translating innovative research into novel medicines and technologies useful to patients.  With that in mind, the 2012 BIO International Convention will look to highlight the role of academia in the advancement of the biotechnology field through the BIO Academic Park and the Translational Research Forum. Hosted by the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), this year’s global event for biotechnology will take place June 18-21, 2012 at the Read More >

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IP Creates Jobs for America

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By Mark Elliot, Executive Vice President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Intellectual Property Center In May, the Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC) was proud to unveil the results of our state intellectual property (IP) jobs research, which has been a year in the making. The study, IP Creates Jobs for America, provides real, tangible evidence that the economic benefits of IP are broad and far-reaching. In looking at a variety of government data on intellectual Read More >

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Mayo v. Prometheus: Thought Leaders Express Concern and Evaluate the Impact

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The Mayo v. Prometheus event hosted at George Washington School of Law with the Biotechnology Industry Organization created an opportunity for a panel of thought leaders to distill meaning from the case, the impact on personalized medicine, and possible solutions to the Court created problem.* Is the decision a game-changer? Judge Paul R. Michel, former Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit handling patent cases, concluded that the Mayo v. Prometheus Read More >

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Patent-Eligible Subject Matter after Mayo v. Prometheus: Exploring the Path Forward

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Patent-Eligible Subject Matter after Mayo v. Prometheus: Exploring the Path Forward is a public round-table event hosted by the Biotechnology Industry Organization and the George Washington University Law School. Guest speakers at the round-table will discuss implementation of the Prometheus decision in patent prosecution practice, in examination guidance in the United States Patent Office, and in patent litigation.  Speakers will also discuss the implications of the decision on personalized medicine and possible ways forward.  Speakers include: The Hon. Paul Read More >

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