MBHB Partner Kevin Noonan Authors DDNEWS Article Entitled, “Interference will decide CRISPR patent rights”

McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP partner Dr. Kevin E. Noonan authored an article entitled, “Interference will decide CRISPR patent rights” that appears in the May 2016 online edition of DDNEWS. CRISPR (an acronym for clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats), which is part of a system for altering chromosomal sequences in situ in a cell in combination with a bacterially derived protein called Cas9, has been hailed as the “Breakthrough of the Year” for 2015, and rightfully so. CRISPR provides a mechanism for inserting or deleting specific DNA sequences using CRISPR-associated targeting RNAs and the Cas9 RNA-guided DNA endonuclease enzyme. view the article