The genomics field is no stranger to IP lawsuits. But according to Lee Bromberg, cofounder of Bromberg & Sunstein and chair of the law firm’s litigation group, “We’re just seeing the beginning of these struggles in the biotech space.”

As the legal scene heats up, more and more scientists unfamiliar with terms like “equitable estoppel” may be taking crash courses in law or forking over hefty retainer fees for attorneys who understand patents and biosciences.

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