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News Story
7/3/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Public interest groups that earlier unsuccessfully sought to remove embryonic stem cell patents held by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation have asked a federal appeals court to reopen the case challenging one of the patents, which they say should be invalidated because of a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling. Consumer Watchdog of Santa Monica...
News Story
7/3/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
A patent controlling use of human embryonic stem cells should be struck down, two consumer groups said in a legal appeal filed Tuesday. Promising therapies developed with these cells will be delayed from reaching patients if the patent remains intact, say researchers, including Jeanne Loring of The Scripps Research Institute and Gene Yeo of UC San...
News Release
7/2/2013
Posted by John M. Simpson
WASHINGTON, DC – Two public interest groups today asked a federal appeals court to invalidate a patent on human embryonic stem cells held by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) because the claimed “cell culture falls within the ‘product of nature’ exception” of what can be patented.   In a brief...
News Story
7/2/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
A stem cell patent held by a Wisconsin university foundation should be invalidated, according to a legal filing made Tuesday by two consumer advocate groups. Consumer Watchdog of Santa Monica and the New York-based Public Patent Foundation asked a federal appeals court to throw out the patent held by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation on...
News Story
7/2/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Two nonprofit groups are continuing their challenge to one of the Wisconsin Alumni Foundation's key embryonic stem cell patents by asking a federal appeals court to invalidate it. The Public Patent Foundation, based in New York, and Consumer Watchdog, Santa Monica, Calif., filed a brief Tuesday with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal...