Sharon Begley, STAT News, 6 December 2016 https://www.statnews.com/2016/12/06/crispr-court-hearing-broad-california/
On Tuesday, December 6, 2016 the first and only oral arguments were heard in the CRISPR patent dispute between the University of California-Berkeley and the Broad Institute. During the hearing each side had 20 minutes to present their case, including questions from the three judge panel. Initial impressions from the hearing give the Broad Institute the upper hand due to perceived lighter questioning of the Broad Institutes attorney. Furthermore, the judges appeared skeptical of UC-Berkeley’s claim that translation of CRISPR to eukaryotic cells was obvious and did not require special skill.