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A CRISPR picture – what to expect from the gene-editing patent boom

Patrick Wingrove, London


The big increase in CRISPR patent filing has led to a number of disputes as well as suggested cross-licensing agreements or patent pools. Patrick Wingrove investigates whether a litigation war is brewing

The gene-editing technology called clustered regularly interspaced palindromic repeats (CRISPR) has recently attracted a lot of patent filings. 

According to iRunway’s 2018 CRISPR: Global Patent Landscape report, 4,706 patents were filed globally in 2015, which represents a 3492% rise...


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