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May 10, 2017
Patent covers foundational CRISPR-Cas9 inventions for which Caribou holds an exclusive license from the University of California and the University of Vienna Claims cover CRISPR-Cas9 compositions for use in any non-cellular and cellular setting, including eukaryotic cells
May 2, 2017

BERKELEY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Caribou Biosciences, Inc., a leading company in CRISPR-Cas genome engineering, today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has granted Vilnius University a CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing patent. Caribou has rights to this intellectual property in multiple fields of use, including exclusive access in the research tools field. Caribou gained these rights as part of its worldwide cross-license agreement with DuPont Company, to which Vilnius University exclusively licensed this intellectual property.

May 1, 2017
Breakthrough method will allow researchers to identify CRISPR-Cas9 targets and delivery methods with the highest activity and specificity Caribou and DuPont Pioneer scientists publish paper in Nature Methods describing SITE-Seq
April 12, 2017

• Appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit seeks review and reversal of the Patent Trial and Appeals Board’s decision to terminate CRISPR/Cas9 interference • In parallel, the companies and their licensors plan to pursue additional patents in the U.S. and worldwide covering the CRISPR/Cas9 technology and its use in cellular and non-cellular settings, including eukaryotic cells

February 15, 2017
 UC’s patent application covering the use of CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing technology with a single-guide RNA format in any non-cellular or cellular setting, including human and other eukaryotic cells, will be released from the interference absent an appeal, and may then be prosecuted to potential issuance Additional legal channels are available to recognize the priority of the University of California/University of Vienna/Charpentier intellectual property covering eukaryotic cells

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