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News Release
10/31/2014
CONTACT John M. Simpson
WASHINGTON, DC – Consumer Watchdog and the Public Patent Foundation today asked the U.S Supreme Court to overturn a lower court’s decision and allow the two public interest groups to seek the cancellation of a patent on human embryonic stem cells held by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF). In its petition, Consumer...
News Release
9/3/2013
CONTACT John M. Simpson, Dan Ravicher, or Jeanne Loring
WASHINGTON, DC – A patent on human embryonic stem cells held by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) “covers ineligible subject matter and was anticipated by and obvious” in view of earlier research, Consumer Watchdog and the Public Patent Foundation have told a federal appeals court. In a reply brief filed late last...
News Release
7/2/2013
CONTACT John M. Simpson, Dan Ravicher & Jeanne Loring
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...