“The relationship between IPRs and biopharmaceutical innovation is together with copyright on the internet perhaps the most contentiously debated topic in the literature.” ~ “Taking Stock: the Gains of Global Biotechnology Research from IPRs” Proponents argue that IPRs are essential to pharmaceutical and biotechnological innovation and provide innovators with the necessary incentives to continue to […]

Patent law is essential to industry and commerce, whether creating new markets and technologies through “creative destruction” and “disruptive innovation” or evolving and improving those that already exist. Cases involving these patents, however, require a judiciary well-informed enough to understand the differences between them. In addition, disruptive innovations in biotechnology can raise questions traditionally addressed […]

As China positions itself as a major global player in the international biotechnology arena, it has included biotechnology as one of the seven strategic priorities for scientific and technological development in its 12th Five-year Plan.  During the 2012 BIO International Convention, a full-day of program has been devoted to China and will target both Chinese […]

For the fourth year in a row, BIO is working with bloggers and reporters from around the country (and Canada) to provide attendees with an inside look of what’s happening at the 2012 BIO International Convention in Boston. Be sure to check out their coverage on BIOtechNOW throughout the event and at their blogs: Biotech Blog: Yali Friedman & […]

Former Secretary of Health and Human Services to Lead Panel at 2012 BIO International Convention Panel Calls for the Urgent Need to Better Fuel the Biotechnology Pipeline with a Diverse Workforce WHAT:                Thought leaders of industry, education, and government will gather to discuss fostering and recruiting a more diverse workforce in the biotechnology industry at […]

The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) will take the wraps off some findings from a report on the role of Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) in encouraging upstream R&D and downstream commercialization in biotechnology at the 2012 BIO International Convention in Boston. “Taking Stock: the Gains of Global Biotechnology Research from IPRs” The report, titled “Taking Stock: […]

The 2012 BIO International Convention will feature an educational track devoted to Biotech Patenting and Tech Transfer to discuss legal and legislative developments and how they are likely to impact biotech companies.   Hosted by the Biotechnology Industry Organization(BIO), this year’s global event for biotechnology will take place June 18-21, 2012 at the Boston Convention and […]

What: Known by many names within the industry – non-practicing entity (NPE), patent assertion entity (PAE) and most infamously as “patent trolls” – NPEs over the past few years have single-handedly spawned a sub-specialty of patent litigation.  It’s certainly big business.  It’s estimated that the average patent suit involving NPEs results in $122 million in […]