Isobel Finnie and Catherine Williamson, GEN Exclusives, 6 February 2017, http://www.genengnews.com/gen-exclusives/crispr-patent-wars/77900842
The CRISPR/Cas9 patent battle has been closely watched in the United States with a decision expected in the next few months. Less attention has been paid to the ongoing European patent battle. Like in the US, both UC-Berkeley and The Broad Institute have submitted competing patent applications. Currently the Broad Institute has received all granted patents over UC-Berkeley, however the Broad is facing challenges to these decisions.