Who Owns CRISPR—One Of The Most Important Genetic Inventions Of Our Time?
12/7/2016 7:12:18 AM
It’s hard to believe that a patent hearing would be so popular, but the line to get into Hearing Room A at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) in Alexandria, Virginia, this morning stretched into a crowd of almost 100 people. The first to arrive, at 5:45AM ET, was a patent attorney who took a day off to be here. The second in line, a biotech investor, got here at 6:15AM. Most of the people in line are wearing black or gray business suits; they’re patent lawyers, investors, biotech industry representatives, and journalists. Some of them look nerdy. A lot of them wear glasses and black moccasins.
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