Geron Wins Patent Interference Over Cloning Technology

Law360, New York (January 7, 2005, 12:00 AM EST) -- Advanced Cell Technology Corp. has lost the latest round in its patent interference dispute with biotech rival Geron Corp. over the technology used to clone Dolly the sheep.

On Thursday, Geron said the Patent Appeals and Interferences of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.has issued a final judgment ending the patent interference, and that the judgment against ACT on all counts in the priority phase of the interference invalidates the disputed patent.

Geron requested that the U.S. Patent Office declare interferences between some of Geron’s pending...
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