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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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For July 4: Let’s Thank the Inventors

My hope for America this July 4? I hope, in 100 years, the response time to human and environmental suffering will be immediate. Until that day arrives (thanks to scientific breakthroughs funded by individual citizens) — let’s thank our scientists, investors, and inventors who work and play around us.

Finally, let’s also thank the founding fathers for knowing America’s innovative potential without seeing it for themselves.

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BIO IP News Weekly for June 26, 2009

This week’s BIO IP News Weekly includes an analysis of Professor John Duffy in Business Week, an essay on technology transfer and university-industry collaboration in the Scientist Magazine, updates on USPTO funding and follow-on biologics, a blogger’s look at a U.S. Senator’s struggles to defend intellectual property rights, as well as a link to the recently published 2009 OECD Biotechnology Statistics report summary.

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