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Patent/patenting

A form of intellectual property. The owners of a patent are granted a temporary monopoly over an invention (a right to exclude others from making, using or selling it) in exchange for detailed public disclosure of the invention



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Book Review: A Crack in Creation - Gene Editing and the Unthinkable Power to Control Evolution

21 August 2017 - by Annabel Slater

I'm glad to see a scientist engaging so strongly in public debate about the use of technology, rather than speculating on the sidelines... [Read More]

CRISPR patent dispute ramps up with filing of court appeal

31 July 2017 - by Dr Rachel Brown

The University of California has moved to appeal a decision of the US Patent Trial and Appeal Board over the use of CRISPR in eukaryotic cells... [Read More]

Key CRISPR players agree to patent pool

17 July 2017 - by Kulraj Singh Bhangra

The Broad Institute of Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard will take part in an initiative to simplify licensing CRISPR genome editing technology to other organisations and institutions... [Read More]

China sides with Berkeley on CRISPR patent

03 July 2017 - by Rachel Siden

China's State Intellectual Property Office has granted the University of California a patent on CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technology in the country.

The CRISPR patent dispute - Europe and the US

02 May 2017 - by Brian Nolan

The European Patent Office and the United States Patent and Trademark Office have been thrust into a dispute pitting the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Vienna against the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard University. Scientists and inventors have been watching the decisions of the EPO and USPTO because these decisions may leave one of these entities with a patent portfolio worth billions of dollars... [Read More]

University of California win CRISPR patent battle in Europe

03 April 2017 - by Jennifer Willows

The European Patent Office has declared that it intends to grant a broad patent for the use of CRISPR technologies to the University of California, the University of Vienna and Dr Emmanuelle Charpentier of the Max-Planck Institute in Berlin... [Read More]

Broad Institute CRISPR patents upheld

20 February 2017 - by Ryan Ross

The US Patent and Trademark Office has upheld the right of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard to the genome-editing tool CRISPR/Cas9... [Read More]

Hearings begin in CRISPR US patent dispute

12 December 2016 - by Antony Blackburn-Starza

Oral arguments from lawyers acting for the Broad Institute and the University of California, Berkeley, in the high-profile CRISPR/Cas9 patent dispute have been heard in Virginia... [Read More]

MIT student claims CRISPR patent not earned

22 August 2016 - by Chee Hoe Low

A former MIT visiting student who worked in the Zhang lab for nine months in 2011 has claimed that patents over the CRISPR genome-editing technology were 'mis-patented'... [Read More]

US Supreme Court blocks review of Sequenom patent appeal

04 July 2016 - by Dr Özge Özkaya

The US Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal by the biotech company Sequenom against a ruling that its prenatal blood test was not patent eligible... [Read More]

MIT CRISPR team turn to RNA

06 June 2016 - by Ayala Ochert and Amina Yonis

The team that developed the CRISPR/Cas9 DNA-editing technique have now developed a new system that could allow RNA editing... [Read More]

Genetics company launches huge open-access database

14 March 2016 - by Isobel Steer

Genetic-testing company Ambry Genetics has launched a huge database of cancer-patient genetics, freely available to the public... [Read More]

Illumina sues UK startup over genome-sequencing patents

29 February 2016 - by Ryan Ross

The California-based genome-sequencing company Illumina has accused UK rival Oxford Nanopore Technologies of violating its intellectual property rights... [Read More]

Row breaks out over 'official history' of CRISPR

25 January 2016 - by Antony Blackburn-Starza

An article published in the journal Cell, providing an account of the discovery of the genome-editing technology CRISPR, has sparked fierce disagreement between the leading scientists involved in developing the technology.... [Read More]

US starts formal investigation into CRISPR patents

18 January 2016 - by Antony Blackburn-Starza

The CRISPR 'patent wars' have now officially kicked off in the USA, with formal proceedings to determine who controls key patents over the revolutionary genome-editing technology... [Read More]

US court refuses Sequenom appeal for prenatal test patent

07 December 2015 - by Antony Blackburn-Starza

The US federal court of appeals has declined to rehear arguments on the patentability of a prenatal blood test, saying that it remains bound by the Supreme Court to determine the claims as non-patentable... [Read More]

CRISPR/Cas patent wars have begun at the European Patent Office

23 November 2015 - by Dr James Legg

On 26 October this year the CRISPR/Cas patent wars truly began with the filing of European oppositions against what appears to be the first patent granted in Europe for this revolutionary gene-editing technology.... [Read More]

Biotech company Editas to begin human gene editing in 2017

16 November 2015 - by Ari Haque

A US biotechnology start-up co-founded by two pioneers of CRISPR technology intends to begin gene editing in humans as part of an experimental treatment to target a rare genetic eye disorder... [Read More]

Book Review: The Genealogy of a Gene - Patents, HIV/AIDS and Race

19 October 2015 - by Darius Khalid

This book is an impressive examination of the CCR5 gene, which provides a carefully detailed interdisciplinary understanding involving biochemistry, genetics and biotechnology, as well as the historical and contemporary aspects of patenting and intellectual property laws... [Read More]

BRCA gene cannot be patented, says Australia's High Court

12 October 2015 - by Cait McDonagh

An isolated gene sequence cannot be patented, Australia's highest court has unanimously ruled. It is the latest and final decision in litigation that has lasted over five years... [Read More]

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