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Help the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

Recently our President & CEO, Jim Greenwood sent a letter to President Obama, congratulating him on his historic election, and providing him with a few suggestions as to how to improve things at the USPTO. For those of you who aren’t super-familiar with the USPTO, let me just say that they have been charged with the processing of patent applications and granting patents. Patents, as our sixteenth president, Abraham Lincoln very eloquently said, “add the Read More >

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Is the FTC well-suited to take on IP/Patent policy?

On December 5, 2008 the Federal Trade Commission held the first in a series of hearings entitled: The Evolving IP Marketplace. According to the FTC, the hearings are intended to examine changes in intellectual property law and patent-related business models since the FTC issued its October 2003 report, entitled To Promote Innovation: The Proper Balance of Competition and Patent Law and Policy A Report by the Federal Trade Commission. December 5th’s hearing featured CAFC Chief Read More >

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BIO IP Counsels’ Committee Conference Now Open for Non-BIO Member Company Attendance

Since 2002, BIO’s IP Counsels’ Committee Conference was a private event where BIO members learned about the hottest topics in the industry: newly-introduced legislation on Patent Reform, draft BIO comments to the Patent & Trademark Office, experiences from fellow member companies and universities, all under the guise of a “fun” 3-day Conference & Meeting. Well, the results are in: the Conference has always been fun, because of the savvy planning of BIO staffers who incorporate Read More >

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Welcome to PatentlyBIOtech, BIO’s newest (and prettiest) blog. The blog’s all about intellectual property, technology transfer, biotechnology, gene patenting, global health, economic growth, sustainability, green jobs, you name it… and we’ll help you along the way! I wanted to share some quotations get us in the mood… “Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” Carl Sagan “Knowing is not enough; we must apply!” Goethe “I was brought up to believe that the only thing worth Read More >

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