Bloggers Cover IP at the 2009 International Convention

Patent Baristas and Patent Docs wrote a series of compelling summaries at the 2009 BIO International Convention. We were happy to provide both blogs, as well as other great bloggers at the Convention, opportunities to hear a diverse group of experts from academia, industry, and government analyze the top issues impacting biotechnology.

Visit www.patentbaristas.com and www.patentdocs.org to view their posts on patent reform, biosimilars, healthcare reform, USPTO reform efforts, and more.

Were you a blogger at the Convention? Send me an email and I’ll update this post with your link: mnoriega@bio.org.

Remember, you can follow all the convention news at http://convention.bio.org and www.biotech-now.org.

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World IP Day: Special Edition of BIO IP News Weekly

Happy World IP Day!

A special edition of the IP News Weekly focuses on green technology and intellectual property policy. I’ve posted additional resources here:

Judge Randall R. Rader (US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit) discusses the value of a strong IP system in maintaining an innovative economy, not only for the ‘industrial giants’ but also for developing nations: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tB3OROLi9IM

 

Take a look at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s release on World IP Day, too:

“U.S. Chamber Recognizes World IP Day”, April 24, 2009: http://www.theglobalipcenter.com/index.php/news/press-releases/164.

 

World IP Day is Sunday, April 26, 2009. For more information, visit www.wipo.int.

Federal Trade Commission holds “Evolving IP Marketplace” hearing on Friday, April 17, 2009

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is hosting another meeting in a series entitled “The Evolving IP Marketplace.”  The series of hearings (says the FTC website) will “explore changes in intellectual property law, patent-related business models, and new learning regarding the operation of the IP marketplace since the FTC issued its October 2003 report, To Promote Innovation: The Proper Balance of Competition and Patent Law and Policy A Report by the Federal Trade Commission.”

Two panels will discuss “Markets for Intellectual Property” this Friday, April 17. Click here for the April 17 meeting agenda.

The final hearing in Berkeley, CA (May 4 -5 , 2009) will “explore how markets for patents and technology operate in different industries, whether those markets operate efficiently, and how patent policy might be adjusted to respond to problems in those markets in order to better promote innovation and competition.”

Visit http://www.ftc.gov/bc/workshops/ipmarketplace/ to view information and presentations from the entire series.

Tomorrow’s Senate hearing on Patent Reform

Tomorrow morning, the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold its first 2009 hearing on patent reform. If you have a minute, learn about past legislative efforts by visiting http://www.bio.org/ip/domestic/. Read the 5 Fact Sheets about last year’s legislation and take our poll:

 

 

To attend the hearing here in DC, or watch the webcast, visit http://www.judiciary.senate.gov/hearings/hearing.cfm?id=3701 for more information.