Knobbe/Martens: Intellectual Property Law

Brenton R. Babcock

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The continuing CRISPR patent battle: the Broad Institute loses a key European patent

In an EPO opposition proceeding challenging several of Broad’s European patents, the EPO’s Opposition Division revoked Broad’s foundational CRISPR patent, EP2771468. This EPO decision will likely lead to the revocation of several more – but not all – of Broad’s European patents.

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