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News - Greatest Hits!

Below is a selection of the media pieces that best reflect the nature of our work from a scientific, IT and intellectual property perspective.

The Freedom to Innovate: A Privilege or a Right? (info)
Editorial of The Plant Cell, May 2007
"...efforts to make the claims of patents ... more transparent and navigable, such as the Patent Lens ...should be supported by all."

Google is Great, but the Patent Lens is Better
Tech LawForum, December 14, 2006
"Transparency in patents is a good idea others are getting into in a big way, but there's still room for mutual improvement."

Patently Transparent (info)
Nature Biotechnology , May 2006
"The ability to interpret and filter intellectual property (IP) has never been more important...Cambia's Patent Lens is a giant leap in the right direction"

Open Source BioTech
Red Herring,
April 11, 2006
"Patent transparency is the lifeblood of the new open source." In a feature edition, renowned IT mag Red Herring focuses on Cambia's role in pushing the boundaries of the biotech industry.

Navigating the Future(s) of Biotech Intellectual Property
Nature Biotechnology, March 8, 2006
What impact is open source having on the biotech IP system?

Open Source Biotech: Science as a Tool for Social Justice
Genome Canada's Bulletin,
July 1, 2005
"If you can't win the game, then change the rules. That could be the mantra of Cambia..."

Open-Source Practices for Biotechnology'
New York Times, February 10, 2005
A profile of BIOS including a discussion of the Nature publication.

Gene Transfer to Plants by Divers Species of Bacteria
Nature, February 10, 2005
Cambia researchers publish a groundbreaking study demonstrating the viability of non-Agrobacterium bacteria in plant gene transfer.

2007 News Items

Into The Light – Australian Patent Documents Come Out Of The Dark

Mondaq, USA
November 21, 2007
"...expansion of the Patent Lens collection to include Australian patent documents is of particular importance..."

Sharing the fruits of science

Sharing the fruits of science, Canada
November 19, 2007
Patents and licenses have served the scientific community for generations, but an emerging movement called "open science" says we need to broaden our thinking about intellectual property for the good of humanity - and the good of science

Are university researchers at risk for patent infringement?

Nature Biotechnology, USA
November 8, 2007
Academic researchers have regularly ignored patents on key technologies as a strategy to maneuver around patent thickets and freedom-to-operate issues, but they may be more at risk than they realize.

Richard Jefferson's radio interview with "Innovations"

ABC Program: Innovations, Australia
September 23, 2007
Richard Jefferson on air. "Man on a mission to set patent information free".

A Patent Improvement

The Economist Technology Quarterly, UK
September 6, 2007
Peer-to-Patent is an important experiment in patent system reform...CAMBIA's Patent Lens mentioned.

Freely sharing innovation is the only way to face the future

The Australian, Australia
August 31, 2007
Transparency of worldwide patent system, and fostering 'open source' development and sharing of the foundational toolkits of science are the answer, and will be key to Australia's role in Asia.

A Patent Grab for Power

The Australian, Australia
August 20, 2007
The tools of modern science should be used to create wealth in society.

Australian patents online

BRW, Australia
August 9, 2007
Businesses can for the first time search the full text of Australian patents online at

Resource of the week: Patent searching for the rest of us

Resource Shelf, United Kingdom
July 19, 2007
CAMBIA's Patent Lens hailed as 'Resource of the Week' by the prominent web site Resource Shel,. "Patent Searching for the Rest of Us"
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