Broad Institute prevails over UC-Berkeley in patent battle

Heidi Ledford, Nature News, 15 February 2017 http://www.nature.com/news/broad-institute-wins-bitter-battle-over-crispr-patents-1.21502

The US patent office judges have ruled that the Broad Institutes and UC-Berkeley’s patents do not interfere, providing a win for the Broad.  This effectively allows both UC-Berkeley and the Broad to have patents covering portions of the CRISPR intellectual property landscape, possibly requiring companies to license patents from both institutions.  This decision may be appealed to the circuit courts by UC-Berkeley.

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