Health care reform has produced a new tax credit and grant program for inventive small to mid-sized companies with R&D in therapeutics. Federal tax credits and grants will be awarded up to a national total of $1 billion for tax years 2009 and 2010 for winning, qualifying biotech projects. Companies with 250 or fewer employees […]

The Vatican is throwing its support behind an international project for adult stem-cell research but is not directly involved and has made no financial contribution to the initiative. The project, led by the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, comprises a consortium of researchers from several Italian health institutes, including the Vatican-owned Bambino […]

Issue 1 is a statewide ballot measure on the May 4 primary ballot that will renew and continue Ohio’s successful economic development and jobs creation program, the Ohio Third Frontier initiative. A public-private partnership created in 2002 with bipartisan leadership and support, Third Frontier makes targeted state investments in promising technologies, research and entrepreneurs – […]

A survey by inovia on “US IP Trends: Global Patent Protection in 2010” show that IP budgets may now be stabilizing for 2010.  In a recent study of 150+ small to medium-sized US businesses, 72% of corporate patent professionals surveyed expect to maintain or increase their foreign patent filings in 2010, as compared to 2009. […]

An increasing awareness of the importance of intellectual property (IP) rights to business success has led to unprecedented growth and transformation in the IP sector in recent years, but where does the industry go now? In IP Review’s State of the IP Industry 2009 survey, IP professionals revealed that they were coming under increasing pressure […]