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'Jury's Still Out' On CRISPR Patent Licensing Pool

Law360, New York (July 13, 2017, 9:56 PM EDT) -- The owners of key CRISPR patents have joined discussions to create a worldwide patent licensing pool, an important step in efforts to make the powerful gene-editing technology more widely available, although experts say "the jury's still out" about whether such a pool will be viable.

The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, along with joint owners Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Rockefeller University, announced this week that it had submitted 22 CRISPR-Cas9 patents for consideration in a nonexclusive joint licensing pool.

There are concerns the current licensing landscape could impede development of human therapeutics because it can be...

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