Patent Reform

March 17, 2015

A newly released study, commissioned by the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO),...

March 11, 2011

The Patent Reform Act of 2011 would strengthen and improve our nation’s...

Letters, Testimony & Comments

October 29 2015
The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) appreciates this opportunity to submit comments on the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO) July 2015 Update on Subject Matter Eligibility (Guidance).
July 27 2015
A coalition of 79 house members have requested significant improvement upon language within H.R. 9, the Innovation Act, in order to preserve the effectiveness of Hatch-Waxman and the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act.
April 23 2015
BIO has filed a friend of the court brief at the Federal Circuit in the Amgen v. Sandoz case.
March 6 2015
BIO commends the Government of India for recognizing the critical role that intellectual property plays in innovation and for initiating a review of its policies regarding intellectual property.
February 9 2015
The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) appreciates the opportunity to participate in the Special 301 process and is hopeful that our contribution will assist the United States Trade Representative’s (USTR) efforts in preserving strong intellectual property protections for United States’ companies internationally. BIO appreciates the opportunity to comment on 2015 Special 301 Review: Identification of Countries Under Section 182 of the Trade Act of 1974: Request for Public Comment and Announcement of Public Hearing.

Press Releases

June 25 2015
We stand united in our continued opposition to H.R. 9, the Innovation Act, as it is currently drafted.
June 5 2015
BIO issued the following statement regarding the mark-up of The Protecting American Talent and Entrepreneurship (PATENT) Act
April 29 2015
We note with disappointment that the bill introduced today does not contain any of the critically needed reforms to prevent the continued exploitation and abuse of the PTO’s inter partes review (IPR) proceeding against patent owners.  
March 18 2015
“The Economic Contribution of University/Nonprofit Inventions in the United States: 1996- 2013,” estimates that, during this 18-year time period, academia-industry patent licensing bolstered U.S. gross industry output by up to $1.18 trillion.