The stakes are global in the Wisconsin vs. California stem cell patent fight.
So says reporter David Wahlberg of the Madison State Journal , who explored the implications of the dispute in a piece that reported discussions are currently underway between the California stem cell agency and the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, which holds the patents.
The story said:
"Mary Maxon, (Vice Chair Ed) Penhoet's deputy at CIRM, said last week that 'there are currently no intentions of suing WARF.' But, she added, 'We are concerned.'"Wahlberg also wrote:
"One possibility, said CIRM's Maxon, is that the institute might pursue an omnibus license with WARF that would apply to all of its grantees and commercial partners."The story was rewritten by The Associated Press and distributed nationally. That version appeared in the San Jose Mercury News. Sphere: Related Content