GEN Exclusives

More »

GEN Poll

More »
Nov 23, 2011

International Patents

Biotechnology has been a global industry for years, yet patent laws and agencies are still mostly national in scope. Not surprisingly, smaller biotech businesses, often cash-strapped and limited to the knowledge of their management and investors, find it a hurdle if they intend to grow into successful global enterprises. Industry advocates are looking to help those smaller companies protect their patents for treatments, technologies, and other intellectual property; details here. How to help is under study by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), which is compiling recommendations for helping smaller businesses in and outside the life sciences gain international patent protection. Among questions the USPTO report is intended to answer is what role, if any, should the federal government play. What do think?

Should the federal government provide money to help small businesses establish international IP protection?

Yes
 
  62.5%
No
 
  37.5%
Undecided
 
  0.0%

More Polls » View Results »

Related content

Jobs

GEN Jobs powered by HireLifeScience.com connects you directly to employers in pharma, biotech, and the life sciences. View 40 to 50 fresh job postings daily or search for employment opportunities including those in R&D, clinical research, QA/QC, biomanufacturing, and regulatory affairs.
 Searching...
More »

GEN Poll

More » Poll Results »

Climate Change and Disease

Are the incursions of dengue fever and West Nile virus into North America just the tip of the iceberg of insect-borne diseases that are migrating due to a warming planet?