Patent Law Harmonization

July 18, 2013

Earlier this week, BIO submitted a letter and white paper to the U.S. Trade Representative...

July 18, 2013

It is imperative that the TPP create a set of strong intellectual property standards –...

March 29, 2011

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

Letters, Testimony & Comments

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.
July 10 2013
Therapeutic biologics are an opportunity to address unmet patient needs, drive innovation, and assist China's transformation into a knowledge-intensive economy.
July 8 2013
As the Mexican government looks to establish a pathway to market for biosimilar biological products, BIO offers the following important considerations to ensure patient safety, as well as continued innovation in the life sciences industry.
June 19 2013
We understand the challenges that India faces with respect to healthcare and the innovative biotechnology industry stands ready to work with India to help address them.  

Press Releases

June 13 2013
The SCOTUS decision represents a departure from judicial and PTO precedent supporting patentability of DNA molecules. The decision could create business uncertainty for a range of inventions.
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.