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Posts Tagged: Biotechnology


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 reasons the lack of availability of exclusivity for genetic testing the liability…

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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 a major area of focus for Dow and Dow AgroSciences its chief…

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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 but the company is also focused on developing solutions to medical problems…

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On the very same day that the U S jobs report shows unexpectedly weak growth the Federal Court of Australia issued a ruling directly opposite to the ruling rendered by the United States Supreme Court relative to gene patents…

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Capitol Hill is frequently the setting for both grandstanding and pandering and given the prevailing political and public sentiment it is also frequently a place where businesses find an inhospitable welcome A recent case in point Three senior members…

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The study looked at groups of patients receiving various levels of the PD A vaccine and evaluated them over a -month period Patients receiving the vaccine were given PD A subcutaneously in four vaccinations either in doses of micrograms…

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Written by David J Kappos former Director of the USPTO The language of the Myriad decision did not on its face mandate drastic innovation-dampening action The Supreme Court chose to narrowly decide the Myriad case stating that a DNA…

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IDRI granted license rights to its world-class vaccine adjuvants to Immune Design Corporation IDC which was established in Seattle in with a focus on cancer allergies and certain infectious diseases The royalties and other funds received from IDC have…

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A team of law students who are members of the Intellectual Property Law Fellowship at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego California are working on a Research Project directed toward aiding patent practitioners in developing international…

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As the end of approaches and I look back on what has transpired I am saddened to see that through the year patent rights have continued to erode Make no mistake about it at every turn patent rights are…

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What follows below is a review of some of the biotech and pharma news stories that caught my attention during the month of December Fitch Puts Negative Outlook on Bristol-Myers AstraZeneca Loses at the Federal Circuit on Omeprazole Merck…

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On the method claims the test derived from Prometheus is whether the claims add enough to a natural principle law of nature natural phenomenon to make them go beyond claiming just the natural principle law of natural natural phenomenon…

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