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Judiciary Committee sends patent reform bill to senate floor
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • February 7 2011

For the third time since 2008, the Senate Judiciary Committee has reported patent reform legislation (S. 23) out of committee for consideration by the full Senate.


U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether Stanford owns patents for invention funded with federal dollars
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • November 4 2010

The U.S. Supreme Court has granted the appeal of a Federal Circuit decision that rejected on standing grounds a university’s claim to patents that arose out of an NIH-financed research project involving technology for detecting HIV levels in a patient’s blood.


Biotech trade group seeks USDA involvement in gene patents lawsuit
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 21 2010

The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) has asked U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack to urge the Department of Justice, which is considering the federal government's position in litigation about patent protection for isolated DNA sequences, to "strongly defend the patentability of such basic biotech inventions."