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Broad CRISPR loss shows how not to file a priority claim

Charlotte Kilpatrick, London

Life sciences in-house sources stress the importance of following the EPO’s strict priority claims guidelines after the Board of Appeal invalidated some of the Broad Institute’s CRISPR patents

The EPO’s decision to revoke some of the Broad Institute’s CRISPR-Cas9 patents was expected, and serves as a strict reminder to biotech businesses to file priority claims correctly, say in-house counsel at pharmaceutical and life sciences companies.


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