At the BIO’s IPCC Conference today, attendees were treated to a look at pending cases that concern biotech. John Dragseth, a Partner at Fish & Richardson, gave an overview of the Mayo v. Prometheus case after filing a Petition for a Writ of Certiorari with the Supreme Court just hours earlier.  The Federal Circuit, reversing […]

At today’s session of BIO’s IPCC Conference, Gregory Morse of the Central Reexamination Unit of the US Patent and Trademark Office gave a presentation of the process for handling re-exams.  Comparing ex parte and inter partes, Morse showed that the time for processing to first action is inching up although inter partes proceedings have not […]

BIO’s Intellectual Property Counsel Committee is holding its Fall Conference and Committee Meeting got off to a great start today.  The meeting started off with an IP Counsels Committee Business Retreat – a day-long meeting where we members could discuss cutting-edge IP issues affecting the biotech industry. During this time we develop policies and positions […]

The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee voted to pass a compromise version of the bill by members Herb Kohl (D-WI) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) banning pay-for-delay settlements that keep generic drugs off the market. The “Preserve Access to Affordable Generics Act (S.396 RS)” is an attempt to reduce the anti-consumer practice of brand-name drug manufacturers using […]

BIO’s Intellectual Property Counsel Committee is holding its Fall Conference and Committee Meeting on Oct. 26-28, 2009, at the St. Regis Hotel in Washington, DC. BIO’s semi-annual IP Counsels’ Committee Conference is an excellent opportunity for BIO members to hear, listen, and learn about current and projected topics related to biotechnology IP. I’ll be in […]

In recent years, India has witnessed rapid changes in its patenting landscape as a result of the growing economic activity and reforms (related to patents).  In May 2008, Evalueserve, a global research and analytics firm, investigated the patenting landscape in India , focusing on the patent applications published over 2005–07. Some of the key findings […]

The Partnership for New York City and the New York City Economic Development (NYCEDC) Corporation announced that the New York City Investment Fund (NYCIF) will provide up to $1.25 million for a BioAccelerate NYC Prize in a competition that will provide funding for biomedical translational research.  The BioAccelerate NYC Prize is a citywide competition targeting […]

The nomination process for the 2010 inductees into the IP Hall of Fame is now open.  The IP Hall of Fame honours those who have made an outstanding contribution to the development of IP law and practice. Devised and developed by leading IP publication Intellectual Asset Management magazine, it identifies individuals who have helped to […]