Hwang's lawyers asked Seoul National University, to which Hwang transferred his right to apply for stem-cell related patents, to return the right to the scientist.
They said SNU was attempting to cancel the patent application [of Hwang] since Hwang's research results were fabricated, but Schatten, "who has done nothing to create stem cells," had no such compunction and was trying to make the patents for related technology his own. Their plan is to take legal action against Schatten once the university returns the rights.
[A previous report in New Scientist had suggested that SNU would proceed with the Hwang application(s). See earlier post on IPBiz and Kelly article in Seoul Times.]