Patent interference coming in CRISPR war?
will likely discourage a settlement between the two sides
IPBiz has been discussing CRISPR issues for some time (e.g., http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/2015/03/crispr-is-high-profile-in-science.html ) and discussed the issue of an interference in April (Will there be an interference between the Zhang and Doudna work on CRISPR?
Of interference and settlement, one must recall the classic battle on the integrated circuit, with the basics discussed in the
January 2005 post on IPBiz: http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/2005/01/noyce-v-kilby.html. and see the discussion
Note that Texas Instruments and Fairchild settled the case after the interference and before the CCPA decision.