UC receives blow in legal battle over CRISPR-Cas9 patents

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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‘He brought us all together’: UC Berkeley professor, forestry economist Peter Berck dies at 68

Berck earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from UC Berkeley and a Ph.D. in economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He returned to campus as an assistant professor in 1976, where he remained for the duration of his career. Berck never retired, continuing to advise students and conduct research even as his illness worsened, according to his wife Cyndi Berck.
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