New Years Bio-Pharmaceutical Resolution To Nurture MSME Innovation

This is a guest post from Susan K Finston, President of Finston Consulting. Do you have a response to Susan’s post? Respond in the comments section below. At the start of a bright and shiny new year in 2015, I am thinking about my own New Years resolutions as well as one that I would […]


PatentDrop.com posts public-domain inventions

Patents require regular ‘maintenance’ payments to keep them in force. Because the cost of maintaining large patent portfolios can be substantial, many companies elect to abandon patents that they feel are not worth pursuing. Sometimes these patents are abandoned because they are outside a company’s focus, and in other cases they may represent markets too small for […]


Patenting human genes and mutations: A personal perspective

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Biogenerics 2007: How far have we come?

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Biogenerics 2007: How far have we come?

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ABSTRACT: The recent approval of a follow-on version of Pfizer’s Genotropin (recombinant human growth hormone) signalled the beginning of the end of an era in which biopharmaceuticals enjoyed immunity from competition even after expiration of their patent protection. This paper describes many of the key scientific challenges facing the nascent ‘biogenerics’ industry and the evolving regulatory framework that will shape its competition with innovator companies…

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Kinik: Raising the stakes for importing products derived from US patented processes practised abroad

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Kinik: Raising the stakes for importing products derived from US patented processes practised abroad

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ABSTRACT: This paper analyses the recent ruling in Kinik Co. v. Int’l Trade Comm’n, 362 F.3d 1359 (Fed. Cir. 2004), and the impact that decision may have on proceedings before the US International Trade Commission under the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 USC §1337(a)) – particularly those concerning the importation of products derived from practising US patented processes abroad.

The Journal of Commercial Biotechnology is a unique forum for all those involved in biotechnology commercialization to present, share, and explore new ideas, latest thinking and best practices, making it an indispensable guide for those developing projects and careers within this fast moving field.

Each issue publishes peer-reviewed, authoritative, cutting-edge articles written by the leading practitioners and researchers in the field, addressing topics such as:

  • Management
  • Policy
  • Finance
  • Law
  • Regulation
  • Bioethics

For more information, see the Journal of Commercial Biotechnology website


Unlocking the Mystery of Angel Investment

This is a guest post from Susan K Finston, President of Finston Consulting. Do you have a response to Susan’s post? Respond in the comments section below. In the “Mystery of Capital,” Peruvian economist Hernando de Soto famously writes about the need to convert assets into capital for creation of social and economic value in […]