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This spring the USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeals Board (PTAB) ruled in favor of The Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard, finding that the UC Berkeley CRISPR patent, filed before The Broad’s patent, does not prevent The Broad team from obtaining a patent as the...

For the second year in a row, Northeastern ranks among the top 100 universities in the world for securing U.S. Utility Patents according to the report compiled by the National Academy of Inventors and Intellectual Property Owners Association. With over 4,700 degree granting institutions in...

Contemplating the nature of sponsorship while preparing to thank our RISE:2017 sponsors uncovered an intriguing find. “Sponsor” comes from the Latin word sponsus and the related spondere, meaning, “a surety, guarantee” and “give assurance, promise solemnly,” respectively. In the 1930’s, the term began to take...

Northeastern’s RISE is an exhibition of Research, Innovation, and Scholarship. Research, innovation, and scholarship are easy words to speak, but when we pause to consider what Research, Innovation, and Scholarship actually are, we see they are painstaking, grueling, risky, tedious -- in a word, they are...