Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery: The EU Court of Justice Rules Certain Stem Cell Procedures and Products Are Unpatentable

By Rudy Kratz On October 18, 2011, the European Union's Court of Justice ruled that certain stem cell procedures requiring the destruction of human embryos are unpatentable. More specifically, the court ruled that under EU law, patents may not be obtained for processes that require a base...

A Patent Landscape Analysis: iPSCs

by Antoinette F. Konski There are several emerging technology clusters in the induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) space. Simon Elliot and I conducted a patent landscape analysis focusing on issued U.S. patents and pending applications. We found several geographical clusters and a trend in the...