His last bow – CRISPR/Cas9 and possibly the last famous Interference proceeding

The patent fight over the CRISPR/Cas9 system  between Dr. Jennifer Doudna with her employer and assignee UC Berkeley on the one side and Dr. Feng Zhang with MIT and the Broad institute on the other side has gained (almost) as much attention as the Sanders vs. Clinton race. Whereas the latter will be decided no later than July this year at the DNC convention, we may have to wait much longer to know the outcome Continue Reading →

STLR Link Round Up – October 19, 2015

WARF v. Apple Last Friday, a jury in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin ordered Apple to pay the Wisconsin Alumni Research foundation (WARF) $ 234 million in damages for patent infringement. The dispute is about a single patent US 5,781,752 under the name “Table based data speculation circuit for parallel processing computer” which covers technology that “improves the efficiency and performance of contemporary computer processors.”  The ‘752 technology appears in Continue Reading →