Tag Archives: Intellectual property

Bureaucratic Roadblocks Threaten Biopharma Growth

Ahead of the BIO International Convention next week, Jim Greenwood, President and CEO of the Biotechnology Industry Organization, writes that protecting intellectual property rights is vital to biopharma innovation. There is a clear link between a country’s rate of economic development and the strength of its intellectual property laws. This is particularly true in knowledge-intensive […]
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Weak IP Protection Threatens Asia-Pac Biotech Boom

The Asia-Pacific (APAC) region is experiencing a significant boom in the volume of private equity and venture capital  investments in biotechnology. According to research and consulting firm GlobalData, healthcare private equity investment in APAC increased by 125.8% between 2011 and 2013,  whereas deal activities in Europe and North America decreased by 30.5% and 2.5% between 2012 […]
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Pharma in the Dell: Working with Academia

How can the emerging field of data science help to fruitfully translate research and discovery into successful drug development? Academics and pharmaceutical executives at Mount Sinai’s School of Medicine discussed ways to build a bridge across the valley of death, and the growing importance of data across all business areas.
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AZ Celebrates Crestor Patent Win

The US District Court in Delaware upheld AstraZeneca’s patent for its blockbuster statin Crestor (rosuvastatin), ending a dispute that could have crippled the drugmaker’s billion-dollar cash cow. Crestor’s patent is not scheduled to expire until 2016. However, a group of generics firms had claimed that a substance patent (314) protecting one of the active ingredients […]
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Judge Spikes Myriad Genetic’s Control of Genes

Image via Wikipedia Score one for nature. A US district court judge on Monday declared that pharma companies can’t patent individual genes because they are they are not, in fact, creating them. Last spring, Myriad Genetics was taken to task by the ACLU for monopolizing a patent it had discovered for breast cancer. The civil […]
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