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Detailed Report Examines the Crucial Role of Patents in Genetic Testing

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In The Critical Role of Patents in the Development, Commercialization, and Utilization of Innovative Genetic Diagnostic Tests, Professor Holman argues that advocates for weakening patent protection have fundamental misconceptions on the role of patents in genetic testing. Opponents assume that patents negatively impact patient access to genetic diagnostic testing. They believe that patents inhibit research that could lead to new or improved versions of genetic tests, and that patent holders charge higher prices as exclusive Read More >

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The Real Reason Why Salk Refused to Patent the Polio Vaccine

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Editor’s Note: Despite the progress in polio and other diseases made possible by vaccines, today we are witnessing a resurgence of vaccine-preventable illnesses as nervous parents skip their children’s shots. Watch the PBS documentary Vaccines—Calling the Shots to find learn more.  BIO is also a leading voice on the patent-ability of biotech inventions and other IP matters. To get the most recent updates on IP in the biotech world, please sign up for BIO’s free bi-monthly IP Newsletter. Read More >

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Biotech Patenting and Tech Transfer at 2011 BIO International Convention

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The Biotech Patenting and Tech Transfer track has a lot to offer 2011 BIO International Convention Attendees.  High level speakers include White House Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator Victoria Espinel, European Patent Office Director of Biotechnology Sjoerd Hoekstra, retired Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit Paul Michel, and former Solicitors General Seth Waxman and Paul Clement to name a few.                 I am particularly excited about the breadth of the Read More >

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