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MBHB Partner Kevin Noonan Quoted in New York Times Article Entitled, "Disgraced Scientist Granted U.S. Patent for Work Found to be Fraudulent"

Kevin E. Noonan, Ph.D.February 14, 2014

McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP partner Dr. Kevin E. Noonan is quoted in a February 14, 2014 edition of the New York Times in an article entitled, “Disgraced Scientist Granted U.S. Patent for Work Found to be Fraudulent.” Korean researcher Hwang Woo-suk electrified the science world 10 years ago with his claim that he had created the world’s first cloned human embryos and had extracted stem cells from them. But the work was later found to be fraudulent, and Dr. Hwang was fired from his university and convicted of crimes. Despite all that, Dr. Hwang has just been awarded an American patent covering the disputed work, leaving some scientists dumbfounded and providing fodder to critics who say the Patent Office is too lax. View the article