intellectual property
Week in Review: August 29–September 2
Week in Review: August 29–September 2
Jef Akst | Sep 2, 2016
Roger Tsien dies; the CRISPR patent dispute you’ve never heard of; immunotherapy for Alzheimer’s; Tasmanian devils developing resistance to transmissible cancer
Student Alleges His Team Didn’t Earn CRISPR Patent
Student Alleges His Team Didn’t Earn CRISPR Patent
Kerry Grens | Aug 18, 2016
A former researcher at the Broad Institute has suggested the University of California, Berkeley, team deserves credit for inventing the gene-editing technique.
Do Patents Promote or Stall Innovation?
Do Patents Promote or Stall Innovation?
Catherine Offord | May 31, 2016
A petition recently filed with the Supreme Court triggers renewed debate about the role of patents in the diagnostics sector.
CRISPR Patent Investigation to Begin
CRISPR Patent Investigation to Begin
Jef Akst | Mar 9, 2016
The US Patent and Trademark Office is set to launch its “patent interference” inquiry into the competing patents on the gene-editing technology.
New CRISPR Patent Issued
New CRISPR Patent Issued
Jef Akst | Feb 18, 2016
Caribou Biosciences receives a patent related to the gene-editing technology.
Who Owns CRISPR?
Who Owns CRISPR?
Jenny Rood | Apr 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.
Of Cells and Limits
Of Cells and Limits
Anna Azvolinsky | Feb 28, 2015
Leonard Hayflick has been unafraid to speak his mind, whether it is to upend a well-entrenched dogma or to challenge the federal government. At 86, he’s nowhere near retirement.
Keeping Up with IP
Keeping Up with IP
Kate Yandell | Aug 31, 2014
It’s never too early to start thinking about intellectual property rights—even for biologists doing basic research.
Patent Plea Ping Pong
Patent Plea Ping Pong
Kerry Grens | Aug 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.
Guidelines for Gene Patent Ruling
Guidelines for Gene Patent Ruling
Jef Akst | Mar 7, 2014
The USPTO offers guidance to its patent examiners on how to interpret the Supreme Court’s rulings in the recent Myriad and Prometheus cases.