The value of patents to biotechnology innovation cannot be understated. They enable innovators time to recoup the massive development costs of a new biotech product. Strong intellectual property measures are necessary to advance biotechnology innovation, the creation of high-wage, high-value jobs, and the ability to bring life-saving treatments and cures to market.

Amicus Briefs
April 22, 2019
BIO files amicus brief in support of a petition for rehearing related to patent-eligibility of diagnostic technology. 
December 28, 2018
BIO files an Amicus Brief on rehearing by the Precedential Opinion Panel of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.
April 9, 2018
BIO and PhRMA have submitted a brief in the U.S Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on behalf of appellant in Virnetx Inc. v. The Mangrove Partners. 
Letters, Comments & Testimony
February 6, 2020
Section 182 of the Trade Act of 1974, known as the “Special 301” provisions, requires the United States Trade Representative to identify countries that deny adequate and effective intellectual property protections or fair and equitable market access to U.S. persons who rely on IP protection. As…
March 27, 2019
Section 182 of the Trade Act of 1974, known as the “Special 301” provisions, requires the United States Trade Representative to identify countries that deny adequate and effective intellectual property protections or fair and equitable market access to U.S. persons who rely on IP protection. As…
October 2, 2020
  On behalf of the scientists and researchers the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) represents, I am writing to request that you publicly release all new guidance developed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) concerning emergency use authorization for vaccines to prevent the…
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