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Broad Institute Prevails in Recent Round of the US CRISPR Patent Battle

USA - September 26 2018 Control of intellectual property covering the CRISPRCas9 (CRISPR) gene editing system continues to be hotly contested. CRISPR is a powerful...

Carmela De Luca.


The Battle to Control CRISPR IP Continues

USA - August 2 2018 The CRISPRCas9 system allows specific “editing” of genes in living cells and organisms using in part a cell’s own machinery. This system has already...

Carmela De Luca.


Medical Device Ads - Ad Standards is Now Open for Business

Canada - March 5 2018 On January 2, 2018, Ad Standards began reviewing and issuing approval numbers for ads for medical devices that comply with Guidelines for Consumer...

Jennifer McKenzie.


Marketing “Unhealthy Food” to Children: Legislators Move on an Initiative that Industry Voluntarily Put in Place in 2007

Canada - March 5 2018 Health Canada is proposing to restrict the marketing of food containing certain levels of saturated fat, sugars or sodium (“unhealthy” food) to...

Jennifer McKenzie.


Evolution of the Common General Knowledge: Humanized Antibody Claims Upheld at the Canadian Patent Appeal Board

Canada - August 26 2016 Applicants prevailed in the recent Commissioner’s Decision Re Chugai Seiyaku and Kabushiki Kaisha (CD 1398, hereinafter “Kaisha”) 1 from the Patent...

Herman Cheung.