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BIO Statement on USPTO IPR Decisions

Aug 25 2015
BIO released the following statement on the decision by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office rejecting challenges to two patents held by Acorda Therapeutics...

New Study: Biofuel Use Saved 589.3 Million Tons of Carbon Emissions Over the Past Decade

Aug 24 2015
At its tenth anniversary, the Renewable Fuel Standard's requirement to substitute biofuels for fossil fuels has displaced nearly 1.9 billion barrels of foreign oil and reduced associated carbon emissions by 589.3 million metric tons.

Statement Regarding the USPTO Proposed IPR Rule Amendments

Aug 20 2015
BIO issued a statement regarding the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s (PTO) proposed changes to the rules governing the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) inter partes review (IPR) proceedings...

14th Annual BIO Investor Forum to Celebrate Fierce 15 Winners amid Rising Investor Interest in Biotechnology

Aug 11 2015
BIO Investor Forum to be held October 20-21 in San Francisco, California  

BIO Names Jeanne Haggerty as Senior Vice President for Federal Government Relations

Aug 3 2015
BIO announced the appointment of Jeanne Haggerty as Senior Vice President of Federal Government Relations.

BIO Applauds Bipartisan Legislation That Levels the Playing Field for Renewable Chemicals

Jul 30 2015
BIO expresses thanks to Representatives Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.), Mike Fitzpatrick (R-PA), and Richard Neal (D-MA) for introducing, H.R. 3390, which provides renewable chemical producers access to production or investment tax credits currently available to other renewable energy producers.

BIO Joins Coalition Cautioning Against Further Restructuring of Japan’s Pharmaceutical Pricing Structure

Jul 29 2015
Today BIO joined a coalition of organizations urging the Government of Japan to maintain the established reimbursement pricing structure for pharmaceuticals and medical devices.

Advanced and Cellulosic Biofuel Trade Association Comments on EPA Proposal for 2014, 2015 and 2016 Renewable Fuel Standards

Jul 27 2015
BIO’s comments make clear that if the agency does not correct its course on the program, it will continue to undermine the goals and requirements of the statute, undercut investment in advanced and cellulosic biofuels, and raise greenhouse gas emissions in the transportation fuel sector.

BIO Commends U.S. House of Representatives for Passage of Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act

Jul 23 2015
Washington, D.C. (July 23, 2015) – In bipartisan action today in the U.S. House of Representatives, the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act (H.R. 1599) was passed by a vote of 275 to 150.  The bill provides a national, consumer-friendly approach to the labeling of foods made with or without genetically modified organisms (GMOs).    

BIO Thanks Senate Finance Committee for Considering Tax Extender Legislation

Jul 22 2015
BIO thanked Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and other committee members for marking up legislation to extend critical tax incentives. The legislation would extend for two years the important Research & Development Tax Credit, the Second Generation Biofuel Producer Tax Credit, the Special Depreciation Allowance for Second Generation Biofuel Plant Property, and the Controlled Foreign Corporation Look-Through Rule.