USPTO Rules In Favor of Geron In Patent Interference Over Cloning

Law360, New York (January 15, 2004, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has ruled in favor of Geron in a patent interference proceeding between Geron and Infigen over an animal cloning technology that led to the cloning of recently departed Dolly the sheep.

The decision upholds the patentability of all of Geron's claims and finds all of the Infigen claims to be unpatentable.

The interference was between a patent application licensed to Geron from the Roslin Institute and an Infigen patent application.

The decision by the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences...
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