This article has been updated to include a statement from the Broad Institute.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – CRISPR Therapeutics, Intellia Therapeutics, Caribou Biosciences, and ERS Genomics said Tuesday that the co-owners of intellectual property relating to CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technology and licensed by these firms are seeking reversal of a decision by the US Patent and Trademark Office's Patent Trial and Appeal Board in a patent interference proceeding. 

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