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BIO International Convention 2017 PreviewJD Supra (press release)The 2017 BIO International Convention began earlier this week, but there are still many sessions and forums still to come. Patent Docs has been highlighting a few sessions or other opportunities, in thematic fashion, to help you navigate your way …
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IPO Releases List of Top 300 Patent Holders for 2016JD Supra (press release)Last week, the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) announced the release of its 34th annual list of the top 300 organizations receiving U.S. patents (see "Top 300 Organizations Granted U.S. Patents in 2016"). Patent Docs Readers may recall …
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