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Surprise Patent Ruling Revives High-Stakes Dispute Over the Genome Editor CRISPR

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Science Magazine

Science Magazine reports, "The high-profile patent fight over who invented a key feature of the genome editor CRISPR has been resurrected. The 3-year-old battle, which a U.S. appeals court appeared to have put to rest in September 2018, pits parties represented by the University of California (UC) against the Broad Institute of Cambridge, Massachusetts."

Referencing client The University of California, Berkeley, Director Eldora L. Ellison, Ph.D. is quoted in the coverage saying, "What they said is, ‘We’re actually not going to have a fight at this point in time, because we think that these are two different inventions" and "They kind of kicked the can down the road on who was first to invent the use of CRISPR in eukaryotes.”