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Patent ruling doesn't tarnish Wisconsin's stem cell leadership

Concern apparently has been voiced across the state that the recent U.S. Patent and Trademark Office decisions rejecting three patents held by the patenting and licensing arm of the University of Wisconsin could be a devastating blow to the state's acknowledged leadership in stem cell research.

Full article >>> ght of work done before, it was obvious.

But so what? Science Magazine is right. Thomson and his colleagues are brilliant researchers who have made substantial contributions to our understanding of stem cells. But that doesn't mean what they have done is patentable.

Arrogant WARF?

The problem has been the arrogant and aggressive - some have said bullying - way tha......

Full article >>> nd research firms will continue to locate near UW because of the proximity to its vibrant scientific community.

But officials from a self-serving foundation with its own narrow agenda cannot be allowed to elbow their way to the table by waving undeserved patents that are ultimately detrimental to researchers everywhere.

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