Advertisement

Picture Kentro Design Is Key to Your Success Berlin 650x100px
Document › Details

ERS Genomics Ltd.. (3/26/24). "Press Release: Key Charpentier/Doudna CRISPR Patent Upheld by China National Intellectual Property Administration". Dublin.

Region Region China
Organisations Organisation ERS Genomics Ltd.
  Organisation 2 China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA)
  Group China (govt)
Products Product CRISPR-Cas9 technology
  Product 2 IP services
Persons Person Charpentier, Emmanuelle (Helmholtz 201412 Professor at HZI)
  Person 2 Arciero, Michael (ERS Genomics 202009– VP IP + Commercial Development before USC Stevents Center for Innovation)
     


Patent 6 upheld in response to invalidation challenge


ERS Genomics Limited, which was formed to provide broad access to the foundational CRISPR/Cas9 intellectual property co-owned by Dr. Emmanuelle Charpentier, today announced its patent CN201380038920.6 was upheld by the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) in response to an invalidation challenge.

The patent was filed by Dr. Charpentier, together with The Regents of the University of California and University of Vienna (collectively known as CVC), for “Methods and Compositions for RNA-guided Target DNA Modification and for RNA-guided Transcription Regulation”. The decision to uphold the patent right in China follows a recent decision by the Japanese Patent Office earlier this year to uphold JP6692856, also part of the CVC portfolio1.

During the proceedings, novelty and inventive step were contested. In the decision, the CNIPA rejected both challenges to patentability, including maintaining that the priority application enabled uses of CRISPR/Cas9 in eukaryotic cells. The decision by the CNIPA, fully upholding the patent, further demonstrates its validity and value as part of the patent collection for use of the CRISPR/Cas9 technology.

Michael Arciero, Vice-President of Intellectual Property and Commercial Development, ERS Genomics, said: “The decision by the CNIPA is testament to the strength of the foundational CVC CRISPR/Cas9 patent portfolio. Alongside the recent decision in Japan this demonstrates a global trend, and reinforces the importance of research organisations having the correct intellectual property rights in place when working with this technology.”

ERS Genomics provides licensing to CRISPR/Cas9 technology for companies interested in pursuing its use in their commercial programs. With 89 patents held in over 90 countries, ERS Genomics licenses these patents via its direct license from Emmanuelle Charpentier and now has nearly 150 licenses in place worldwide.



Michael Arciero,
Vice-President of Intellectual Property and Commercial Development,
ERS Genomics
For a high resolution image please contact Zyme Communications


Media contact:

Dr Ben Rutter
Zyme Communications
Tel: +44(0)7920 770 935
Email: ben.rutter@zymecommunications.com


About ERS Genomics www.ersgenomics.com

ERS Genomics provides access to the foundational CRISPR/Cas9 CVC intellectual property held by Dr. Emmanuelle Charpentier, a license to which is essential for freedom to operate commercially with CRISPR/Cas9 technology. Non-exclusive licenses are available for research and sale of products and services across multiple fields including research tools, kits and reagents; discovery of novel targets for therapeutic intervention; cell lines for discovery and screening of novel drug candidates; GMP production of healthcare products; companion animal and livestock health; production of industrial materials such as enzymes, biofuels and chemicals; and synthetic biology. For additional information please visit www.ersgenomics.com.

   
Record changed: 2024-04-07

Advertisement

Picture Berlin Partner Voices Robinson Data for Precision Medicine 650x200px

More documents for ERS Genomics Ltd.


To subscribe to our free, monthly newsletter for the European life sciences, please send an e-mail to info@iito.de and simply fill the subject line with the word »LSE Newsletter«

Find more infos about advertising at [iito] web portals in our media flyer [iito] in a Nutshell [PDF file]

Advertisement

Picture Berlin Partner BIO 2024 International Convention San Diego 650x300px




» top