Saturday, May 10, 2014

Watchdog v WARF

Below are links to the oral arguments in the Watchdog v WARF case.  To remind you:
The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) has obtained a patent on Human Embryonic Stem Cells, USPN 7,029,913.  The validity of the patent is opposed by the Consumer Watchdog (formerly known as the Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights), a non-profit located in California with an office in D.C. Click on the links below to listen.  


What is at stake here is patents on embryonic stem cells, clearly a hot topic.  This case is a procedural issue whether under the new patent law (America Invents Act, the AIA) allows a non-profit to sue in a post-issue grant.  This post-issue grant, created under the AIA, is a patent which has been granted.

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