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  • Paper: Valuable antibody patents vulnerable to overly broad doctrinal shift in patent law

    Photo of Jacob S. Sherkow, a professor of law at Illinois who studies the ethical and policy implications of advanced biotechnologies

    A new paper co-written by University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign legal scholar Jacob S. Sherkow advocates for a middle ground in patent claims involving antibodies, the backbone of modern bioscience.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer


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  • Editor’s notes: To contact Jacob S. Sherkow, call 217-300-3936; email

    The paper “The antibody patent paradox” is available online.