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USTR: TPP to have High IP Standards to “Stand Alongside other Treaty Agreements in the Area”

Stan McCoy, Assisant U.S. Trade Representative for Intellectual Property and Innovation, spoke at BIO’s 2011 Convention session titled The Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Importance of Intellectual Property Rights: Attracting Investment in Biotechnology.  The session covered the ongoing treaty negotiations and the relevance of different IP provisions to the biotechnology industry.  Issues of particular importance to the biotechnology industry yet to be revelead to the public include language tabled for data protection and patent linkage.  While USTR specific language is not available, Read More >

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Counterfeiting: White House IP Czar Victoria Espinel on working with corporations

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White house IP Czar Victoria Espinel spoke at BIO’s 2011 International Convention in a session titled Counterfeiting: How corporations and government can work together.  She told the audience that when entering her new assignment she was surprised to find out that counterfeiting was a large problem in the United States and not just abroad. The Administration has increased enforcement in counterfeit medicines as seizures of health related counterfeits have gone up 97% from last year.  Read More >

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Innovative China: Policies for the Future

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As the second largest and fastest growing market for biotechnology products, China needs no introduction.  The opportunity to heal, fuel, and feed 1.3 billion global citizens stands in clear contrast with the regulatory, financial, and political frameworks that present challenges to the life science industry’s external access to the evolving Chinese market.  On Tuesday at the 2011 BIO International Convention, a panel discussion titled “Innovative China: Policies for the Future” addressed the future of the Read More >

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Blogging from #BIO2011

by Stephen Albainy-Jenei, from Patent Baristas You can keep up with what’s happening at BIO 2011 on BIOTechNOW (@BIOTechNOW) plus all the BIO Official Bloggers hitting the floor at the convention. I’ll be in attendance as well as participating in the BIO Official Blogger network throughout the week.   If you’d like to meet up during the conference, drop me a note and we’ll schedule some time to have coffee together.

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Docs at BIO: Patent Litigation Tactics and Strategies for Biosimilars

One of the highlights of the afternoon sessions at the BIO International Convention was a seminar appropriately entitled “A Brave New World: Patent Litigation Tactics and Strategies for Biosimilars,” where an experienced panel of patent attorneys presented their interpretation of the new biosimilars pathway of the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act and speculated on some of the potential issues that will arise once the statute is put into practice.  From Patent Docs.

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