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MBHB Partner Kevin Noonan Quoted in IBT Article Entitled, "The US Government Wants To Patent The Ebola Virus, Here’s Why That’s A Good Thing"

Kevin E. Noonan, Ph.D.November 7, 2014

McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP partner Dr. Kevin E. Noonan is quoted in a November 7, 2014 online edition of the International Business Times in an article entitled, “The US Government Wants To Patent The Ebola Virus, Here’s Why That’s A Good Thing.” U.S. government researchers are embroiled in a five-year fight with the Patent and Trademark office for a patent on the Ebola virus. Though the effort sounds ominous, it could accelerate the pace of research into an Ebola vaccine by preventing pharmaceutical companies from monopolizing the field. View the article