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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 …

PTO Patent Examinations in the wake of Mayo and Myriad

Biotech patent applicants are finding themselves in uncharted waters.   After the Supreme Court’s decisions …

Gene Patent Questions Remain: USPTO Issues Examiner Guidelines

The new Patent Office guidance, issued March 4, extends the Supreme Court’s legal logic into …

“Should the USPTO allow the patenting of living organisms?”

Most people associate patents with mechanical or electronic devices, new chemical substances, intricate machines or …

BIO Members Receive Patents for Humanity Award

The United States Patent and Trademark Office announced the winners of the Patents for Humanity …

SIPO Examiner Workshop: Biotech Patent Practices in the U.S., China and Japan

The biotechnology industry is an invention-intensive industry that relies heavily on the protection of intellectual …

USPTO Blogpost Brings Mayo Down to Earth

The United States Patent and Trademark Office Director David Kappos posted a blogpost called “Some …

Patents for Humanity

By David Kappos, Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Originally Published on …

PTO Genetic Testing Study: What's Patents Got to Do with It

The USPTO held a hearing on February 16 to collect testimony from interested parties to …

Patent Awards for Humanitarian Ventures

The USPTO recently announced the Patents for Humanity Challenge which awards patent owners and licensees …