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Berkeley and Broad fight for CRISPR rights before USPTO

Natalie Rahhal, New York


The USPTO has heard what will likely be the last important patent interference proceeding to come before a panel of its judges. The proceedings are going out with a bang with a hearing over the celebrated CRISPR gene editing technology

The interference hearing was held on December 6 to determine whether the Doudna Lab at the University of California, Berkeley or the Broad Institute’s Zhang Lab is the rightful owner of patents related to the technology.

CRISPR has been...


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