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Biotech Cos. Battle Over Forum In Stem Cells Suit

Law360 (July 1, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A Maryland judge will decide which court is best suited to hear a dispute between biotechnology rivals StemCells Inc. and Neuralstem Inc. over patents related to neural stem cell compositions.

Judge Claudia Wilken of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ruled Tuesday that the court where the first action in the dispute was filed should decide the forum.

StemCells and Neuralstem have filed competing suits over Neuralstem's alleged infringement of U.S. Patent Number 7,361,505, issued in April to Neurospheres and exclusively licensed...
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