What: American Conference Institute’s Biotech Patents Conference:  Practical Strategies for Prosecuting and Litigating Biotech Patents in a Rapidly Shifting Legal Environment. The biotech industry faces massive, imminent, change with patent reform nearing passage, impending promulgation of biosimilar pathway regulations from the FDA, the continued evolution of case law from the Federal Circuit and an unusually [...]

Celebrating 30 years of Biotechnology Innovation: From Diamond v. Chakrabarty to Today Thursday June 30, 2011 9:00-11:00AM Walter E. Washington Convention Center Room 102AB This event co-sponsored by the US Patent and Trademark Office, The Biotechnology Industry Organization and the Biojudiciary Project  will  celebrate the 30th anniversary of the issuance of the patent from the [...]

You can keep up with what’s happening at BIO 2011 on BIOTechNOW (@BIOTechNOW) plus all the BIO Official Bloggers hitting the floor at the convention. I’ll be in attendance as well as participating in the BIO Official Blogger network throughout the week.   If you’d like to meet up during the conference, drop me a [...]

If you’re attending the BIO International Convention in Washington, DC on June 27-30th here are some of the sessions covering issues in biotech patenting and technology transfer: Drug Patent Linkage and Compulsory Licensing – Challenges of Working Patented Inventions in India for Pharma Sector Monday, June 27, 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm.  The session deals [...]

See how biotech innovations help heal, fuel, and feed the world. The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) will be holding its annual BIO International Convention on June 27-30, 2011 in Washington, DC. Not a small, intimate affair, the BIO International Convention draws approximately 20,000 industry leaders from 60 countries. This year, the Convention program will feature [...]

When: Tuesday, May 03 to Wednesday, May 04, 2011 Where: Marriott Downtown, New York City, NY What: American Conference Institute’s Paragraph IV Disputes conference is the undisputed source for Hatch-Waxman litigation strategies for brand-names and generics. This event — which is widely recognized for setting the standards for Paragraph IV litigation and which also serves [...]

When: Tuesday, May 03 to Wednesday, May 04, 2011 Where: Marriott Downtown, New York City, NY What: American Conference Institute’s Paragraph IV Disputes conference is the undisputed source for Hatch-Waxman litigation strategies for brand-names and generics. This event — which is widely recognized for setting the standards for Paragraph IV litigation and which also serves [...]

A two-day “Invention Analysis and Claiming” seminar is being offered this May in New York (May 12-13), Chicago (May 16-17) and Santa Clara (May 19-20). The program is based on the book “Invention Analysis and Claiming: A Patent Lawyer’s Guide” published by the ABA. The program presents strategic approaches for analyzing inventions and claiming them [...]