Despite New Patents on the Horizon, RNAi IP Field Still Muddy; Is Licensing Always an Option? | GenomeWeb

Although the RNAi intellectual property landscape has long been a muddy one, a spate of activity at the US Patent and Trademark Office has begun to give greater clarity to the situation.

However, questions remain about how — and if — companies with newly issued patents will handle licensing activities. Further complicating the matter is the Supreme Court's recent decision in the Merck KGaA vs. Integra LifeSciences case, which essentially gave drug developers the freedom to use other's patented technology to develop new medicines.

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