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Supreme Court Issues Two Important Decisions Affecting Inter Partes Review Patent Challenges

April 25, 2018

The Supreme Court has issued two important decisions affecting Inter Partes Review (“IPR”) and other post-grant patent challenges conducted by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”).

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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