PILMA News

Good patents protect jobs: William George

William George, Past President of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO, wrote the following op-ed published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette advocating passage of the 2011 patent reform bill in order to provide incentive for innovation and keep Americans jobs from being shipped overseas.

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PILMA: Patent Reform

The Pharmaceutical Industry Labor Management Association applauds tonight’s decisive action by the Senate in passing the 2011 Patent Protection Act. The strong 95 to 5 vote is a solid indication that the bill meets the concerns from both sides of the aisle.

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Washington Post Editorial: Why the Patent Process Should be Overhauled

The Washington Post published the following editorial explaining how the U.S. lags behind other countries in their patenting process and provides recommendations on what should be reformed.

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LTE: Union Workers Play Role in Bioscience Future

The following letter to the editor was published in the Indy Star promoting the idea that strategic partnerships, such as PILMA, are vital to American innovation and competitiveness.

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Reaction to the President’s State of the Union Message from Michael J. Sullivan, PILMA Chair

As we saw tonight, the momentum exists to advance a national innovation agenda, one that stands to benefit millions of union members. But now comes the hard part: what can the administration and Members of Congress specifically do to translate this into new jobs and a higher quality of life for working Americans?

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