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Who Owns CRISPR?

By | April 3, 2015

With one US patent awarded and many other applications under consideration for the popular genome-editing technology, companies are adopting multiple strategies to navigate the complex intellectual property landscape.


American universities top a list of educational institutions ranked according to their number of international patent applications.


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Myriad Settles Suit

By | January 26, 2015

The Utah-based firm has settled its lawsuit claiming patent infringement against Pathway Genomics.


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Merck Buys Cubist for $8.4B

By | December 11, 2014

Hours after the pharmaceutical giant announced the acquisition, a federal judge invalidated key patents behind the antibiotic maker’s most lucrative product.


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Keeping Up with IP

By | September 1, 2014

It’s never too early to start thinking about intellectual property rights—even for biologists doing basic research.


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Patent Plea Ping Pong

By | August 21, 2014

A genetic testing firm accused of infringing upon Myriad Genetics’s gene patents fights back in an attempt to wipe other patents out.

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image: Yet Another Lawsuit over Genetic Tests

Yet Another Lawsuit over Genetic Tests

By | June 17, 2014

Myriad Genetics, the company originally behind tests for the cancer-associated BRCA mutations, is suing another competitor for patent infringement.


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Competition for CRISPR Commercialization

By | May 1, 2014

Researchers stake their proprietary claim on the genome-editing technique.


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Patent Covers CRISPR

By | April 17, 2014

The Broad Institute has succeeded in getting the first patent for the hot new genome-editing technique.


image: Another Legal Setback for Myriad

Another Legal Setback for Myriad

By | March 11, 2014

A judge declines Myriad Genetics’s request to block its competitors from selling BRCA tests.  



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