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University of California gains key patent for CRISPR gene technology
Source: San Diego Union-Tribune
The University of California has scored a major victory in its years-long struggle to own rights to the hot genetic editing technology known as CRISPR.
A patent will be granted to the UC system for CRISPR, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office said Friday.
This “notice of allowance” strengthens the UC system’s hand against its rival, the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard University. Just two years ago, Broad won a big victory that some observers said put UC on the ropes.
Now the patent victory gives the UC system, along with partners University of Vienna and Emmanuelle Charpentier, a stronger negotiating position.