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Upcoming Florida Patenting Explosion in the Biotechnology Arena?

As a Florida patent attorney, I try to keep an ear to the ground on new developments in Florida that are relevant to my practice of intellectual property in the state.  The potential increase in Florida’s biotech patenting activity is one such development. In a recent post in the BioHealth Investor, Florida is touted as one of the country’s next biotech hubs. According to the article, it all began when the Scripps Research Institute accepted a proposal for $500 million in financing to establish a biotech research hub in the state on the western fringes of Palm Beach County. After encountering some problems with environmental groups, Scripps made a decision to move their research center to Jupiter, Florida just north of West Palm Beach, Florida, one of Florida Atlantic University’s campuses. Several other research centers have followed including the Torrey Pines Inititute for Molecular Studies, Burnham Institute for Medical Research, SRI International, a