Archive for 2011

Using patent information to track globalization

I will be giving a talk on “Using patent information to track globalization” at the ACS conference in Anaheim next week. The talk is part of the ACS Division of Chemistry and Law session on What Can Patent Information Do For Scientists, and is based on analysis of data from DrugPatentWatch. I look forward to […]

Featured in Fortune article on Drug Patent Challenges

Fortune magazine recently published an article on the growing trend of generic companies challenging pharmaceutical drug patents. I enjoyed working with the writer to help layout the industry landscape, and share my knowledge of drug patents and trends from It’s a good read, and it does an excellent job of laying out the legal, […]

BIO Opens Nominations for 2011 Biotech Humanitarian Award

I had the pleasure of serving as a judge for last year’s Biotech Humanitarian Award, and now it’s time for nomination’s for this year’s award. The Award will be given to an individual who, through their work in or support of biotechnology, is harnessing its potential to heal, fuel or feed the planet. In the […]

Drug Patent Expirations in March 2011

Drug Patent Expirations in March 2011 *Drugs may be covered by multiple patents Tradename Applicant Generic Name Patent Number Patent Expiration AZOPT Alcon brinzolamide 5,240,923*PED Mar 1, 2011 SYMLIN Amylin pramlintide acetate 6,610,824 Mar 3, 2011 NITROLINGUAL PUMPSPRAY Pohl Boskamp nitroglycerin 5,186,925 Mar 6, 2011 SYMLIN Amylin pramlintide acetate 6,610,824 Mar 8, 2011 SYMLIN Amylin […]

Journal of Commercial Biotechnology: Unmissable Management Articles

I have selected these management-themed articles from the Journal of Commercial Biotechnology, exploring the practical aspects of product innovation, R&D, patent law and marketing. The collection is divided into distinct sections: Commentary; Policy; Commercial Strategy; Valuation/Licensing; Funding; Intellectual Property; International; and Case Studies. These articles are only fully readable for a limited period of time, […]

Journal of Commercial Biotechnology — February 2011 issue now available

The February 2011 issue of the Journal of Commercial Biotechnology is now available. The links below will take you to the abstract for each paper: Volume 17, Issue 1 Editorial Applying design thinking to biotechnology PDF Yali Friedman Commentary Building biotechnology by design: An entrepreneur’s perspective PDF Arthur A Boni Building biotechnology by design: Role […]