Impact of Global Patent and Regulatory Reform on Patent Strategies for Biotechnology

  • Vincent J. Napoleon Counsel, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP Presented at the 7th International Bio Forum & Expo Japan

Abstract

 

I come to you this morning not as an intellectual property lawyer but as a former general counsel of biotechnology and pharmaceutical related companies, as an attorney with significant exposure to intellectual property issues and as one who has seen first-hand the importance of intellectual property in shaping commercial strategies in biotechnology. With that as a backdrop, I would like to thank you for allowing me the opportunity to share with you today thoughts that I have regarding patents and the impact of patent reform on biotechnology. It has been said that the best way to predict the future is to invent it. However, I believe that the best way to control the future is to patent it.

Published
2009-04-01
How to Cite
Napoleon, V. J. (2009). Impact of Global Patent and Regulatory Reform on Patent Strategies for Biotechnology. Pittsburgh Journal of Technology Law &Amp; Policy, 9. https://doi.org/10.5195/tlp.2009.46