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Snipr Biome fights to regain five US patents

The Rockefeller University in New York claims to have originated one of Snipr Biome’s technologies, an argument that led to the biotech firm losing five patents after a ruling last year. Now, the firm wants them back.

Five of patents in the US are in the balance as The Rockefeller University and Snipr Biome hash it out: Who can claim ownership, the first to invent or file? | Photo: LUKAS BARTH/REUTERS / X03379

Snipr Biome is involved in a patent lawsuit in the US, where the firm and The Rockefeller University are clashing over who owns certain technology patents, Danish media Børsen reports.

The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) sided with the university back in December 2021, crediting Rockefeller with the invention of bacteria-killing CRISPR technology and cancelling five of SNIPR’s 21 patents in the US.

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