Patent and Trademark Office

March 17, 2015

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

May 5, 2011

BIO will be co-hosting an event with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to...

March 29, 2011

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

March 11, 2011

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

Letters, Testimony & Comments

June 27 2012
The U.S. Intellectual Property Rights Attaché Program has had significant success and holds immense promise in helping to enhance IP protection abroad for U.S. interests.
June 11 2012
On behalf of the 23 undersigned industrial, environmental, food and agricultural biotechnology companies, we write to express our concerns over the pending appeal in the case of Association for Molecular Pathology et al. v. Myriad Genetics et al (AMP) before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
February 17 2012
If a poor patient in Nevada doesn’t have access to an advanced molecular diagnostic test, and right across the border in California a similar patient has access to the same test, there’s obviously something wrong with that, but how can that be a patent problem?

Press Releases

June 5 2015
BIO issued the following statement regarding the mark-up of The Protecting American Talent and Entrepreneurship (PATENT) Act
February 11 2015
Hedge fund manager Kyle Bass has opened a new door to abuse of the US patent system, exploiting the USPTO' s patent challenge proceeding as part of his cynical short-selling strategy. 
June 29 2011
“Unleashing the Promise of Biotechnology: Advancing American Innovation to Cure Disease and Save Lives” Provides Roadmap for Transformative Policy Changes
April 5 2011
The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) hosted a U.S./China Biotechnology Examiner Workshop with U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) and China's State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) on March 28, 2011 in Beijing, China.
March 15 2010
David Kappos, Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property, will be a featured speaker at the Intellectual Property Super Session taking place during the 2010 BIO International Convention.