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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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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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