International Patent Landscape

Europe: Doudna-Charpentier team awarded European patents

The EPO awarded the Doudna-Charpentier team a broad CRISPR-Cas9 patent covering the single-guide RNA format of the CRISPR-Cas9 system and its use in any environment (including plant, animal and human cells). This first European patent also includes claims covering the use of CRISPR-Cas9 in producing medicines for treating disease. Oppositions against this patent have been […]

March 9, 2018
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Australia: Broad patent awarded to Doudna-Charpentier team

Australia granted a broad patent to the Doudna-Charpentier team covering the single-guide RNA format of the CRISPR-Cas9 system and its use in any environment (including plant, animal and human cells). It also includes claims covering the use of CRISPR-Cas9 in producing medicines for treating disease.  

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UK: Patents granted to Doudna-Charpentier

The United Kingdom’s Intellectual Property Office awarded two patents to the Doudna-Charpentier team, with the first UK patent covering the single-guide RNA format of the CRISPR-Cas9 system and its use in any environment (including plant, animal and human cells). This patent also includes claims covering the use of CRISPR-Cas9 in producing medicines for treating disease. […]

March 9, 2018
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China: Patent granted to Doudna-Charpentier

In June 2017, China’s State Intellectual Property Office awarded a broad CRISPR-Cas9 patent to the Doudna-Charpentier team covering the single-guide RNA format of the CRISPR-Cas9 system and its use in any environment (including plant, animal and human cells). The Chinese patent also includes claims covering the use of CRISPR-Cas9 in producing medicines for treating disease. […]

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Europe: Legal issues lead to invalidation of Broad patent

The opposition system Under the European system, which covers 38 member countries through the European Patent Office (EPO), anyone can challenge the grant of a patent within nine months after issuance through a process known as an “opposition.” Opponents provide written arguments and evidence explaining why the patent should not have been granted, with opportunities […]

March 9, 2018
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Global: List of patents awarded to Doudna-Charpentier team

Patents have been granted to the Doudna-Charpentier team in a large number of countries worldwide, including: DATE LOCATION PATENT NUMBER 18 Jan 2016 Germany DE 202013012241 U1 2 Feb 2016 Germany DE 202013012240 U1 2 Feb 2016 Germany DE 202013012242 U1 2 Mar 2016 UK GB 2518764 C 03 Jun 2016 Tunisia 24223 8 Mar […]

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