Posts Tagged: University of California


ITC Investigates University of California Complaint Against Amazon and Other Major Retailers

In late August, the U.S. International Trade Commission published a notice of institution of a Section 337 investigation on behalf of the Regents of the University of …
By Steve Brachmann
3 days ago 9

PTAB Declares New Patent Interference Proceedings in CRISPR-Cas9 Gene Editing Battle

On Tuesday, June 24, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) declared an interference proceeding  between a collection of entities that are on opposing sides in the race …
By Steve Brachmann
3 months ago 0

The CRISPR Tug of War

The University of California (“UC”) and The Broad Institute, Inc. (“Broad”) are among the leaders in the development of CRISPR technology.  Both UC and Broad filed patent …

Another IP Professor Attack On Patenting

I was just thinking how often someone teaching intellectual property law leads the attack on the patent system when "Racing for academic glory and patents: Lessons from …
By Joseph Allen
2 years ago 21

The Broad Institute files brief with CAFC answering U of California’s appeal in CRISPR-Cas9 patent interference

On Wednesday, October 25th, the Cambridge, MA-based medical research center The Broad Institute filed a brief with the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in response …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 1

University of California seeks assignment of nanopore patents from former grad student

At the center of the legal spat is the proper assignation of a series of patents covering DNA sequencing technologies, which UC alleges were developed while the …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 1

NIH Director Collins Stands Up to the March in Mob

The problem with this theory is that the Bayh-Dole Act does not provide agencies the authority to regulate product prices. The law allows universities and contractors to …
By Joseph Allen
3 years ago 0

University research leads to breakthroughs in 3D printed organs

In the middle of February, the scientific journal Nature Biotechnology published a paper from a team of researchers at Wake Forest University which reported a breakthrough in …
By Steve Brachmann
4 years ago 0

Advances in exoskeleton tech provide the gift of walking to paraplegic patients

Powered exoskeletons, which can improve a person’s gait, are starting to gain traction as a new area of bionic development, which could potentially improve the lives …
By Steve Brachmann
4 years ago 0

The Top 10 Patent Applications of 2015

Innovation in the automotive sector was a huge story, both for the types of technologies being developed and the companies pursuing the R&D in that field. …
By Steve Brachmann
4 years ago 0

The University of California patents treatments for cancer and Alzheimer’s disease

The University of California maintains a portfolio of 11,556 active patent grants. Patented technologies which are currently available for licensing through UC include laser scanners for eye tracking, …
By Steve Brachmann
5 years ago 0

Univ. of California Invents: From Video Games to Treating E. coli

We’ve found an intriguing assortment of innovations in medical and industrial fields, and even the video game industry, coming out of these academic institutions. The featured …
By Steve Brachmann
6 years ago 0

University Patents: Focus on the University of California System

One patent application discusses a solar collector that is low in price while providing sun tracking capabilities. Additionally, a number of applications and issued patents we cover …
By Steve Brachmann
6 years ago 1

UC Patent App Discloses Cell Phone to Brain Interface

patent application needed separate treatment because the patent application explains that the innovation could be used to "detect abnormalities and transfer the information through cell-phone network..." If …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 0

University of California Improves Diagnosis, Treatment for Arthritis

This week at IPWatchdog’s Companies We Follow series, we decide to leave the private sector and check out the recent patent applications and issued patents assigned …
By Steve Brachmann
6 years ago 0