Stem cell patents after the America invents act

Jacob S. Sherkow, Christopher Thomas Scott

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Under the newly passed Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA), the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office may hear new challenges to stem cell patents. Here, we explore how the new law affects challenges to stem cell patents, focusing on two recent cases, and discuss the future of stem cell patent disputes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)461-464
Number of pages4
JournalCell Stem Cell
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 7 2015
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Medicine
  • Genetics
  • Cell Biology


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