The prevalence of patent interferences in gene technology

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We thank the USPTO Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences and Public Affairs Office for providing data, and Mildred Cho, George Elliott, Robert Cook-Deegan and Rosemarie Ziedonis for comments. Sponsored by the Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues program of the National Human Genome Research Institute under grant no. R01HG02034.

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Merz, J., Henry, M. The prevalence of patent interferences in gene technology. Nat Biotechnol 22, 153–154 (2004) doi:10.1038/nbt0204-153

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