Monday, April 02, 2007

WARF's Gulbrandsen Holds Federal Patent Advisory Post

The managing director of WARF currently sits on an advisory committee to the federal Patent and Trademark Office, which will hear WARF's appeal of an unfavorable ruling on WARF ESC patent claims.

Carl Gulbrandsen was appointed to the Patent Public Advisory Committee by the secretary of commerce in February 2005.

John M. Simpson, stem cell project director for Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumers Rights, said that Gulbrandsen should resign from the advisory committee. Simpson's group challenged the patent claims.

We have queried WARF and the Patent Office for comment.

(Editor's note: One reader suggested the first sentence of this item is ambiguous. To be perfectly clear, the committee in question is an advisory body. The patent office is the agency directly involved in the patent dispute.) Sphere: Related Content

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