A Problem for Biotech

"Patent trolls" — companies that profit solely by legally enforcing patents they own — are beginning to target the biotech industry, and an August 31 ruling from a US federal court of appeals in Washington, DC, is making it easier for them to do, Nature News' Erika Check Hayden says.

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