Intellectual Property

Intellectual property is the lifeblood of the biotechnology industry. Strong patents, and an efficient, predictable, and objective patent system, are critical to ensuring a steady stream of capital to biotechnology companies developing innovative medicines, alternative energy sources, insect- and drought-resistant crops, and a wide range of other innovative biotechnologies that are helping to feed, fuel, and heal our planet. This quintessentially-American industry leads the world in innovation, providing the United States with a global competitive advantage and spurring economic growth and the creation of high-paying jobs here at home.

Navigating Parallel BPCIA and PTAB Proceedings – Recent Developments and Strategic Consideration

Wednesday, January 26, 1:00 pm EDT

This panel will discuss recent developments in BPCIA litigation, PTAB practice, and potential legislative and policy reforms that may be on the horizon.

Explore What's New in Biotech IP

Biotech Intellectual Property Law in Focus is a new webinar series offering timely, relevant insights into the latest issues in the biotech intellectual property sector.  This focused webinar series will cover what's new and important in the biotech IP landscape today, featuring expert perspective and information you can put into practice the very next day. 

IP Attaché Program

BIO works with the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO) IP attaché program, which strives to improve Intellectual property (IP) systems internationally for the benefit of U.S. stakeholders. IP attachés are posted at U.S. missions around the world to address IP issues arising in their assigned regions. 

Amicus Briefs
June 29, 2021
BIO and AUTM have filed an amicus brief in petition for a writ of certiorari the in American Axle & Manufacturing, Inc., v. Neapco Holdings LLC, et al., at the Supreme Court of the United States. BIO and AUTM are concerned that the Federal Circuit is misapplying the Supreme Court…
April 22, 2019
BIO files amicus brief in support of a petition for rehearing related to patent-eligibility of diagnostic technology. 
August 24, 2023
The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) today signed onto an amicus brief to challenge the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) lawsuit to block the acquisition of Horizon by Amgen. The amicus brief was filed in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division.  In…

The BIO IP Counsels Committee Conference offers timely, relevant educational sessions on the latest issues in the biotech IP sector.  Attend informal networking events designed to promote discussion and foster relationships among industry colleagues, and learn practical tips you can put into use the next day. 

Letters, Comments & Testimony
May 10, 2024
BIO submitted these comments in response to the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s May 10, 2024, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding Terminal Disclaimer Practice to Obviate Nonstatutory Double Patenting.
May 15, 2024
On behalf of its member organizations, Biotechnology Innovation Organization (“BIO”) respectfully submits this Comment in response to the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s (the “Patent Office” or “PTO”) February 13, 2024 Request for Comments. See 89 FR 10043 (the “Guidance”). BIO is the…
February 23, 2024
The meeting of global trade ministers at the World Trade Organization’s 13th Ministerial Conference in Abu Dhabi offers an important opportunity to build on and strengthen the open and rules-based international trading system to support better health outcomes for people across the world and help…
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