Feng Zhang, one of the pioneers of CRISPR technology, has been announced as the 2017 recipient of the $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize, which honours outstanding inventors.
A settlement has been reached between two former University of California, Davis professors who were found liable for infringing strawberry seed patents and the University of California regarding its strawberry breeding programme.
Jackson Laboratory, a non-profit medical research institution, is attempting to compel arbitration against Nanjing University over the sale of genetically modified mice.
The Unified Patent Court is likely to spark years of uncertainty and may even become part of the UK’s negotiations for Brexit.
Bayer has teamed up with biotech business Ginkgo Bioworks to focus on developing biotech for sustainable agriculture.
Earlier this month, in a bid to obtain immunity against an inter partes review (IPR), Allergan transferred its patent rights for a dry eye treatment to a Native American tribe.
The Federal Trade Commission has secured a partial victory in its competition case against life sciences company AbbVie.
Swiss agribusiness Syngenta has secured nearly $1 million of damages in a patent infringement suit it brought against pesticide maker Willowood.
Agriculture company Dow has asked the US Supreme Court to review a dispute centring on damages for infringement of patents related to genetically engineered soybeans.
The Food and Drugs Administration has cleared the backlog of orphan drug designation requests, one month early.