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White House Picks Kappos to Lead USPTO

Yesterday the White House nominated David J. Kappos for Under Secretary of Commerce for IP and as the Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). BIO released its commendation on the nomination today.

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BIO to USA Today: Patents Promote Innovation

Public debate over access to, and use of, genetic technology is a good thing. It requires the consideration of many factors, including coverage and cost, concerns over genetic discrimination and myriad regulatory issues.

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A Stimulated NIH Discovers the Devil in the Grant Details

This blog post discusses the opportunities for growth created by the 2009 NIH stimulus funds.

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IP Counsels Committee Conference in Phoenix Discusses Patent Reform

At the latest IP Counsels Committee Conference this past March, Q. Todd Dickinson, Executive Director of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), and E. Anthony Figg of Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C., spoke to BIO’s member companies, universities, and law firm members about patent reform legislation. Patent Docs‘ Donald Zuhn wrote about Dickinson and Figg on Patent Reform yesterday: In the three weeks since the panel session took place, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy Read More >

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The Blunders of In Re Kubin

A recent U.S. Federal Circuit of Appeals decision (In Re Kubin) distorts the definition of a patentable invention, threatening the future of biotechnology innovation in the United States. Read our summary.

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