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Protecting innovation breeds confidence

|14 April 2016|


Protecting innovation and attracting more investment in biotechnology will be the focus of a special Intellectual Property Symposium being held in San Diego next week. The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) announced this week that it will be holding it as part of BIO’s 13th Annual World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology.

“Understanding how to properly protect innovation is highly important to the future success of this industry,” said Brent Erickson, executive vice president for BIO’s Industrial & Environmental Section. “BIO is pleased to be able to provide attendees at this year’s World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology a unique view into the important role that patents play in this sector.”

The IP Symposium: ‘Where IP meets IB’ will take place on April 20, 2016 and consist of two panels of experts who will highlight the value of intellectual property in industrial biotechnology.

The world’s largest industrial biotechnology event will be held April 17-20, 2016 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA.



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