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Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) Stem Cell Patents

Quarles attorneys wrote and obtained broad-based patents on Dr. James Thomson’s groundbreaking research on primate and human embryonic stem cells, which IP Worldwide called "one of the 10 patents that changed the world." This portfolio has now grown to dozens of patents and is still managed by Quarles attorneys. The team of Quarles attorneys who practice in this area has also grown, to 12, 9 of whom hold doctorates. Partners, associates, patent agents, and patent engineers form a team working in stem cells and related technologies in the area of cell differentiation, DNA and protein engineering, and microbiology and molecular biology inventions. Quarles has obtained over 100 issued biotech patents for our research institution clients.