By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Precision Biosciences said today that a federal court has stayed patent litigation brought against it by Cellectis.

Following a "non-final" decision by the US Patent and Trademark Office in the spring, the US District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina has ordered all proceedings in the case be suspended until the USPTO has finished its reexamination of US Patents 6,610,545 and 7,309,605, to which Cellectis holds exclusive rights.

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