Intellectual Property and Trade

July 18, 2013

Earlier this week, BIO submitted a letter and white paper to the U.S. Trade Representative...

June 19, 2012

This report examines the role played by IPRs in both upstream and downstream phases of the...

June 18, 2012

BIO Ventures for Global Health (BVGH) and the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) have...

March 29, 2011

Patent systems can provide an advantage to society by rewarding the development of new...

April 2 2014
BIO joins coalition letter to Chairman Patrick Leahy and Ranking Member Chuck Grassley expressing serious concerns with the direction of patent legislation.
November 20 2013
BIO welcomes the opportunity to provide the views of its members on facilitating access to genetic resources and traditional knowledge and the sharing of benefits from their use...
October 16 2013
BIO appreciates this fourth opportunity to formally respond to the Colombian Ministry of Health’s Draft Decree on Regulatory Requirements for the Registry of Medicines of Biological Origin and we refer you to our previous comments filed to the Colombian Ministry of Health on April 24th 2012, June 12th 2012 and February 21st 2013 for background about BIO and its interest in this Decree. 
July 10 2013
Therapeutic biologics are an opportunity to address unmet patient needs, drive innovation, and assist China's transformation into a knowledge-intensive economy.
July 8 2013
As the Mexican government looks to establish a pathway to market for biosimilar biological products, BIO offers the following important considerations to ensure patient safety, as well as continued innovation in the life sciences industry.
January 13 2014
BIO expresses strong support for the “Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities Act of 2014”, which was issued by a bipartisan group of leaders from the Senate Finance and House Ways and Means Committee last week. 
June 13 2013
The SCOTUS decision represents a departure from judicial and PTO precedent supporting patentability of DNA molecules. The decision could create business uncertainty for a range of inventions.
May 14 2013
BIO welcomes the unanimous Supreme Court decision in Bowman v. Monsanto, in which the Court confirms that biotechnology seed is entitled to the same protections as other inventions under the patent law.
February 21 2011
The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) stresses the critical importance of protecting intellectual property abroad in comments recently filed with the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) on the 2011 Special 301 Review.