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Reflecting on July 2015: “The Ag Biotech Debate Was Front and Center”

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Agri-Pulse recently published an op-ed titled “The Biotechnology Riddle” by Marshall Matz which outlined how ag biotech was “front and center” in both executive and congressional affairs this past July. He guides readers through the actions taken by legislative officials to promote the benefits of biotechnology and scientific literacy. First on July 2nd the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the Office of U.S. Trade Representative issued an Executive Memorandum to “Modernize Read More >

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BIO Coalition Submits Patent Reform Letter to Congress


BIO, alongside a coalition of patent holders and inventors, submitted a letter to the chairmen and ranking members of the House and Senate Judiciary Committees on December 10 regarding potential changes to the patent system. The coalition thanked members of the committee for their work to develop reforms which would prevent harmful patent enforcement practices, and once again reiterated their opposition to any legislation that would weaken the overall patent system. They also asked that Read More >

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Thoughts on the President’s State of the Union

Jim Greenwood

I had several thoughts watching President Obama’s State of the Union Address tonight. First, we at BIO remain concerned about the possible impact that sequestration may have – specifically the potential impact it may have on human health. There are millions of patients – all hopeful that new treatments will become available soon. Our fear is that sequestration may impact the ability of those patients to access new treatments in a timely manner. That fear Read More >

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House Patent Reform Bill Filed – Document Link

The House Patent Reform Bill has been filed. The House Judiciary Committee also held a hearing on the Senate Bill and submitted testimony is available. Stay tuned for BIO’s press release on the House Patent Bill.

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Smith To Introduce House Patent Ahead of Next Week’s Hearing

Article from Tech Daily Dose in the National Journal stating: House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith, R-Texas, will introduce his own version of patent reform legislation next week, possibly as early as Monday.

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