Panel Hears Oral Arguments in CRISPR Patent Battle Royal

Overview


Robert Underwood said that a Patent Trial and Appeal Board hearing on who invented the CRISPR genetic engineering technology “was not the ultimate decision of who was the first to invent and who gets the patent. It was really preliminary issues of: Do these patents define the same invention? And should the proceeding go forward to determine just who is the first inventor and who is entitled to the patent?”