Appeals Court Upholds CRISPR Patent, Potentially Ending Bitter Dispute

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An appeals court has upheld a 2017 decision recognising scientists from the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT as the true inventors of the CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing system. The decision likely signifies the end of a bitter legal dispute that began four years ago.

Twelve patents that relate to CRISPR — one of the most powerful gene-editing tools ever invented — are the intellectual property of the Broad Institute, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) reiterated earlier today. The appeals court upheld a decision made by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board in February 2017, in which a patent claim made by geneticist Jennifer Doudna and her team from UC Berkeley was denied. The other players involved in the

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