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20 Jul 2017
First CRISPR patent pool signs up key patent owner, but significant challenges remain

The end of June was the deadline to submit patents for inclusion in a potential new pool, organised by MPEG LA, that will focus on the CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing technology. MPEG LA is the administrator behind the wildly successful MPEG-2 video compression pool that launched 20 years ago. Among those to submit their IP for possible inclusion in the pool was the Broad Institute, the research...

20 Jul 2017
“Infringers will pay a heavy price,” says China's President Xi in call for further IP reform

Chinese President Xi Jinping made rare public comments about the country’s IP reform efforts on Monday. Addressing the National Financial Work Conference, Xi called for strengthened intellectual property rights protection and more stringent punishment for infringement. The National Financial Work Conference, which convenes every five years, sets the tone and high-level policies for...

18 Jul 2017
FTC head criticises application of US antitrust laws against owners of standards essential patents

While patent owners in the US in recent years have become accustomed to change in the legal environment courtesy of the Supreme Court and Congress, some have also had to contend with the much broader application of competition laws by local antitrust authorities. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has taken a lead role in actively policing the licensing activities of standard essential patent...

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