Since posting a list of the top patent blogs you should be reading, I got some inquiries about the top business blogs, particularly venture money blogs. In using the same pseudo-scientific methods of the earlier list, I reviewed what are the most cited VC blogs. This list is not meant to be definitive given the […]

The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) held a press conference today to provide an overview of the federal policy landscape and impact of the current financial market environment on the biotech industry. BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood addressed the policies expected to be considered by the Obama Administration and the 111th Congress which will impact […]

Earlier, the Supreme Court ruled that MedImmune could sue Genentech for patent infringement even though MedImmune continued to pay licensing fees to Genentech to use disputed technology to develop the drug Synagis®.  At the same time, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office decided to have a second review of the patents at issue, U.S. Pat. […]

On April 1, the European Patent Office changes the fee structure for filing applications and entering the European regional phase of PCT applications. For most applicants, this will mean an overall increase in fees paid. What are the changes? There will now be a single designation fee of €500, irrespective of the number of states […]

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit handed Eli Lilly a victory over that Teva Pharma in upholding an extension of the statutory thirty-month stay under the Hatch-Waxman Act, thus preventing the U.S. Food and Drug Administration from finally approving Teva’s Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA).   Eli Lilly & Co. v. Teva Pharma […]

The Coalition for Patent Fairness has a new website, new content and a new blog – the Better Mouse Trap Blog – that will follow developments relating to patent reform.  The Coalition for Patent Fairness issued this statement: “Deficiencies in our patent system are holding our economy back by dampening innovation and job creation. Congress […]

Arguing that there are too many restrictions being placed on biotech crops, 26 leading corn insect scientists working at public research institutions located in 16 corn producing states submitted a statement to the EPA. All of the scientists have been active participants of the Regional Research Projects NCCC-46 “Development, Optimization, and Delivery of Management Strategies […]

The American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Intellectual Property Law has submitted comments to the Senate Judiciary Committee on the section’s policies relating to inequitable conduct before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.  The Section believes that the defense should be reformed and retained, rather than eliminated in favor of administrative proceedings in the PTO. […]