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Analysis: Complexity lies ahead for CRISPR patents after PTAB decision

Natalie Rahhal, New York

The eagerly-anticipated ruling from the PTAB of “no interference-in-fact” is a win for the Broad Institute in its CRISPR patent battle with University of California Berkeley. But much wrangling lies ahead over the rights to the gene-editing technology, including a potential appeal and likely licensing disputes

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) ruled on February 15 that the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT’s patents for CRISPR-Cas9 technology were valid and “cause no interference-in-fact” with the University of California Berkeley (UC Berkeley)’s patent applications for...

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