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MBHB Partner Kevin Noonan Quoted in AAAS Science Article Regarding CRISPR Patent Fight

McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP partner Dr. Kevin Noonan is quoted in a March 8, 2016 online edition of AAAS Science magazine in an article entitled, “Accusations of errors and deception fly in CRISPR patent fight.” Adversaries in the legal battle over the rights to the CRISPR gene-editing technology are preparing to fire their initial shots. In two documents filed with the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board last week, lawyers for the Regents of the University of California (UC) and the Broad Institute (BI) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, offered hints at how they will lay claim to the breakthrough technology and its financial spoils. And UC lawyers have made accusations of error and deception that, if true, could invalidate BI’s patents early in the proceedings. View the article