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W. French Anderson seminar, June 1988: did you attend? (legal dispute involving patent rights)

Daniel M. Becker dbecker at ix.netcom.com
Thu Feb 15 18:58:20 EST 1996

In connection with a pending legal dispute involving patent rights to
human gene therapy, 

     I would like to identify all attendees of a June 1988 seminar
given by Dr. W. French Anderson at N.I.H. at which he described the
N2-TIL gene therapy protocol (nominally dated June 10, 1988) of which
he, R. Michael Blaese, and Steven A. Rosenberg were principal
investigators.  The Washington Post reported on Wednesday, June 15,
1988 that "[i]n a description of the experiment filed with government
officials this week, a research team including Dr. Steven A. Rosenberg
of the NCI and Dr. W. French Anderson. . . proposed inserting a
'marker' gene into a newly identified type of cancer-fighting cell and
then placing the altered cells into patients. . . . Anderson first
described the experiment at a seminar last week at NIH."

    If you attended this seminar or know someone who did, please
contact me via e-mail or snail mail:

Daniel M. Becker, M.D., J.D.
Pennie & Edmonds
2730 Sand Hill Rd, Suite 300
Menlo Park, CA  94022
dbecker at pennie.com

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