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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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US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit Issues Decision in Tafas v Dudas

Read the Decision here: http://tinyurl.com/ce6o7r Read BIO’s Comments to the US Patent and Trademark Office on Proposed Rule Changes Concerning Claims Containing Alternative Language: http://www.bio.org/ip/domestic/20071009.pdf

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Help the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

Recently our President & CEO, Jim Greenwood sent a letter to President Obama, congratulating him on his historic election, and providing him with a few suggestions as to how to improve things at the USPTO. For those of you who aren’t super-familiar with the USPTO, let me just say that they have been charged with the processing of patent applications and granting patents. Patents, as our sixteenth president, Abraham Lincoln very eloquently said, “add the Read More >

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