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Attorneys Yirga, Pinchak, and Smart Prevail in First Ever Derivation Proceeding Instituted by the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board

March 11, 2020

Subsequent to a trial on the merits, the United States Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) ruled in favor of patentee GED Integrated Solutions, Inc. (GED) in the first ever derivation proceeding to be instituted since the 2011 America Invents Act (AIA). Andersen Corporation v. GED Integrated Solutions, Inc., DER2017-00007.

European Patent Office Upholds Revocation of CRISPR Patent Due to Applicant Listing on Parent Applications

March 5, 2020

On January 16, 2020 the Board of Appeal at the European Patent Office made an important decision that relates to CRISPR gene editing technology (EP 2771468). The Broad Institute lost this patent due to an issue with a “same applicant or successor in title” (SAOSIT), under European law. This is