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Request to re-examine WARF stem cell patents escalates war of words

Madison, Wis. - The legal challenge to stem cell patents held by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation has escalated the war of words between two states -Wisconsin and California - with both questioning the other's financial motivations.

The most recent exchange came after the Public Patent Foundation, on beh......

Full article >>> r> Concern over WARF's stem cell patents has been simmering for some time, but reached the boiling point earlier this year when WARF general counsel Elizabeth Donley delivered an address in San Francisco. Donley said that since the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine requires that 25 percent of royalties that non-profit grantees receive must be return......

Full article >>> tists, and there's nothing patentable about that."

Loring has provided the USPTO with more than 30 pages of information chronicling previous stem cell discoveries.

Before any formal review is conducted, USPTO examiners will first have to determine whether a re-examination should take place. There is no time limit on either decision.

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