Patent Office Hands Win in CRISPR Battle to Broad Institute

February 15, 2017

(MIT Technology Review) – The huge patent fight over the powerful gene-editing technique CRISPR may have a winner—the Broad Institute of Cambridge, Massachusetts. On Wednesday, a U.S. Patent Office court ruled in the ongoing dispute over control of patents on CRISPR. The battle was brought by the University of California, Berkeley when it challenged a dozen patents held by the Broad Institute, which is affiliated with Harvard and MIT.