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Consumer Groups Will Continue to Press Stem Cell Patent Challenge
Date:2/28/2008

Harvard and Dr. Chad Cowan of Harvard filed affidavits supporting the challenge.

The two groups noted that the patent challenge has already improved the situation for stem cell researchers; shortly after the PTO announced it would re-examine the three patents, WARF announced a substantial easing of its licensing requirements.

"WARF executives were acting like arrogant bullies blinded by dollar signs," said Simpson. "Our challenge has engendered a more co-operative stance on their part."

Decisions are pending on the other two patents. No other country recognizes the three WARF patents.

The Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights is California's leading non-profit and non-partisan consumer watchdog group. For more information visit us on the web at: http://www.ConsumerWatchdog.org.

The Public Patent Foundation is a not-for-profit legal services organization that represents the public's interests against the harms caused by the patent system, particularly the harms caused by wrongly issued patents and unsound patent policy. For more information, visit us on the web at http://www.pubpat.org.


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