The case of the day is In re Schlich (1st Cir. 2018). The decision is only the second time the First Circuit—the federal appellate court here in Boston—has reviewed a decision under § 1782, and the first since Intel, so the case is significant. I covered the District Court’s decision in December 2016.
The case of the day is In re Schlich (D. Mass. 2016). It arises out of competing claims to invention of CRISPR/Cas9, a new gene editing technology that has gotten a lot of attention in the popular press. Jennifer Doudna of UC Berkeley and her collaborator, Emmanuelle Charpentier, claimed to be the inventors, and Doudna’s……