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This story has been updated from a previous version to include a statement from a University of California spokesperson.

NEW YORK – In the fight between the Broad Institute and the University of California, Berkeley for the bulk of the intellectual property rights to CRISPR-Cas9 technology, the United States Patent and Trademark Office's Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) issued a new ruling this week that may have given the Broad the definitive upper hand.

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