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A Disin‘gene’uous Lawsuit: ACLU Challenges DNA Patents

From the mass production of life-saving medicines in cell cultures to the screening of our blood supply for life-threatening viruses, patented DNA molecules (often referred to as “gene patents”) are used in many ways to benefit society.

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Burrill Report Podcast: Implications of Gene Patent Ruling

The Burrill Report podcast on the impact of the recent decision invalidating patents on genetic materials.

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Tomorrow: BIO is “To the Point” on Gene Patenting

BIO is participating in an NPR segment at approximately 2:08pm ET tomorrow on the nationally-syndicated national radio program “To the Point” which originates in NYC. It should air on WAMU in DC, too, for those of you in the Nation’s capital.

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IP Professors: 12-Year Data Exclusivity a Win-Win for Patient Access & Biotech Innovation

David E. Adelman of the University of Texas School of Law and Christopher M. Holman of the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law recently published analysis on the “sideshow” of the data exclusivity debate in Washington.

Adelman and Holman use a cost-benefit analysis that incorporates the most important legal precedents and case law today in concluding that “policymakers should focus on mitigating the systematic barriers to entry that pose much greater and longer-term obstacles to lower-cost biotech drugs.” Specifically, the draft paper provides solid analysis of the need for 12-year data exclusivity, which the authors describe as a perfect balance between providing access to important medicines to patients, and creating the incentives needed for investors and companies to prepare (and survive) the regulatory approval process for follow-on biologics.

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Director’s Forum: David Kappos’ Public Blog

The Director of the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office posted his first blog post today. You can visit the blog at http://www.uspto.gov/blog/.

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