Posts Tagged: Biotechnology


The Sticking Point that Shouldn’t Be: The Role of Pharmaceutical Patents in the TPP Negotiations

The controversy swirling around the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Trade Agreement sheds light on two critically important but divisive issues: international trade and intellectual property protection for pharmaceuticals. …

Five years later, the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill inspires advances in oil spill cleanup tech

Nanotechnologies are proving to have a major impact on oil spill cleanup innovation in recent years. Researchers at Ohio State University have pioneered a type of mesh …
Steve Brachmann 1 month ago 1

Trends in Subject Matter Eligibility for Biotechnology Inventions

The USPTO continues to issue patents related to biotechnology and organic chemistry inventions despite the Supreme Court rulings and USPTO guidelines implementing the ruling related to the …

Bionics are starting to reverse vision loss and restore sight to the blind

There have been reports of technological advances which could make bionic vision a reality. One company, Occumetrics Technology Corp. of British Columbia, Canada, has been making a …
Steve Brachmann 2 months ago 0

Biosimilars at the Federal Circuit – Will this be the Last Dance?

This statute tried to mirror the Hatch-Waxman statute for small molecules, including both an abbreviated drug approval process and a mechanism to address any patent claims during …

Pace of global innovation rises at slowest rate since 2009 global recession

Global innovation continued to climb during 2014 but at the slowest pace seen since the global economic recession hit in 2009. The Reuters report didn’t draw any specific …
Steve Brachmann 3 months ago 2

Biofuel Innovations Look to Sustainably Fuel the Future

Although the consequences posed by climate change could be dire, there’s no reason to believe that human ingenuity and innovation cannot provide a path forward to …
Steve Brachmann 4 months ago 3

University of Wisconsin Celebrates 90 Years of Innovation Excellence

For the past 90 years WARF has promoted scientific research and innovation at UW-Madison and has earned more than $800 million in patent royalty revenues over the years and …

Why is the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation under attack for funding the drug of the year?

Cystic fibrosis creates a thick, sticky mucus that builds up in the airways, causing infections, and making it difficult to breathe. Chronic pain is a common problem …
Joseph Allen 7 months ago 8

Can Diagnostics Companies Afford to Provide Ebola Testing?

In a least one instance, a major laboratory test provider has indicated (in confidence) that it would not be entering the Ebola testing market for three principle …

Dow Chemical Patents: From Genetically Modified Organisms to Construction Barrier Films

A look into the recently published patent applications assigned to Dow from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Organization shows us that GMOs and herbicides have been …
Steve Brachmann 9 months ago 0

Eli Lilly Patents Treatment for HIV and Ebola Virus

We saw in our coverage of Eli Lilly’s patent applications a number of recently developed medications for the management of conditions like diabetes and inflammatory diseases, …
Steve Brachmann 12 months ago 0