The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, H.R. 1249, which passed the House in June by 304-117 in June, contains a provision to amend 35 U.S.C. 156, the statute governing patent term extensions. Specifically, a section of HR1249 would insert the following clause: ‘For purposes of determining the date on which a product receives permission under the […]

Mashable has an infographic on the recent patent wars.  Winding its way from the early conceptions of patent rights to trends in patent filings and ending with recent patent tiffs involving tech companies like Apple, Microsoft and Samsung. Google executives said that a major reason they were willing to pay $12.5 billion for Motorola Mobility […]

Some interesting news out of Government Executive Magazine.  Yes, I know you read this religiously.  That is to say, you read it while praying the government doesn’t do yet more stupid things.  A recent survey among federal employees shows “More than half of federal workers value creativity and innovation in their jobs.” The Partnership for […]

According to The Wall Street Journal, Mark Bowden, the U.N.’s top official in charge of humanitarian aid in Somalia, said the country “is facing its worst food security crisis in the last 20 years. This desperate situation requires urgent action to save lives…It’s likely that conditions will deteriorate further in six months.” More than 10 […]

The Sherley v. Sebelius lawsuit challenging U.S. funding for human embryonic stem-cell studies was dismissed by a federal judge after an appeals court found the government-backed research is probably lawful. U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth, chief of the federal court in Washington, last year said the lawsuit was likely to succeed and ordered a stop […]

The India-US Business Network (IUSBN) was created in April, 2010 as a non-profit, membership-based entity, and is based in Cincinnati, Ohio. The vision of the IUSBN is to create profitable and sustainable commercial alliances, and to foster business transactions between socially responsible enterprises in India and the United States.  Please visit our website www.iusbn.org to […]

The U.S. Supreme Court granted cert. (for the second time!) in Mayo Collaborative Services v. Prometheus Labs., Inc, Supreme Court No. 10-1150, to consider whether to set limits on when inventors can patent medical diagnostic tests. Earlier, the judgment was vacated and the case remanded to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit […]

Yesterday, the United States Supreme Court issued its opinion in the appeal of Stanford University against Roche Diagnostics. This case is of significant interest to the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), Association of American Universities (AAU), American Council on Education (ACE), Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM), and Council […]