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Should the USPTO Allow the Patenting of Living Organisms?

Last year, a question was submitted to the GMO advocacy website GMOAnswers about whether or …

The Washington Post: Are Patents the Problem?

Tamar Haspel, food columnist for the Washington Post, looks at the issue of seed patents …

Detailed Report Examines the Crucial Role of Patents in Genetic Testing

In The Critical Role of Patents in the Development, Commercialization, and Utilization of Innovative Genetic …

Protecting your IP Overseas

According to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), nearly 100,000 biotechnology and pharmaceutical patent applications …

Patent Parameters

Supreme Court Finds Naturally Occurring DNA to Be Patent Ineligible Last summer, the Supreme Court …

Supreme Court Enunciates New Indefiniteness Standard

The Supreme Court has once again reversed a decision by the Federal Circuit, in this …

What OxyContin Tells Us About the Value of “Evergreening" and Patents

A few weeks ago, the  FDA announced that they would not allow generic versions of …

How to Survive the Patent Cliff: Eli Lilly’s CEO at the BIO CEO & Investor Conference

Like a number of companies, Eli Lilly is confronting a wave of patent expirations called …

Seed Patents: How Innovation May Get Lost in the Grain Elevator

The Bowman v. Monsanto case currently on petition for a writ of certiorari to the …

Prior User Rights and Trade Secrets

By Joe Allen, President, Allen and Associates One theme of the day is the cloud …