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.
• 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
BASEL, Switzerland, CAMBRIDGE, Mass., BERKELEY, Calif. and DUBLIN, Ireland, Dec. 16, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CRISPR Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CRSP), Intellia Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NTLA), Caribou Biosciences, and ERS Genomics announced that the companies and their licensors have entered into a global cross-consent and invention management agreement for the foundational intellectual property covering CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing technology.