UC receives blow in legal battle over CRISPR-Cas9 patents

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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ultimately ruled that patents held for inventions by the Broad Institute, Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are distinct from the UC’s patents. The institutions have engaged in a long battle over the patents, which have the potential to secure both prestige and billions of dollars in licensing agreements.
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Christopher M. Patti, chief campus counsel, dies at 59

Christopher M. Patti, chief campus counsel, was killed Sunday at the age of 59 in a fatal accident while bicycling in Sonoma County. Patti worked for the university starting in 1990 and began serving as the chief campus counsel in 2010. He handled legal issues across campus and provided legal advice to senior
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Bernie Sanders hosts rally in Oakland

With one week to go before the California primary election, presidential candidate Bernie Sanders spoke at a rally in Oakland on Monday in an effort to gauge voter support from members of the community and advocate for his platforms, which revolve around universal healthcare and free public college tuition.
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UC releases final report on protest policies

Ten months after campus police on UC campuses made national news for using batons and pepper spray on student protesters last November, the UC Office of the President released the final version of a report commissioned by the University to review existing police and protest management policies Thursday.
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