|CRISPR Therapeutics, Intellia Therapeutics and Caribou Biosciences Announce Grant of U.S. Patent for CRISPR/Cas9 Genome Editing|
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The ‘772 patent claims priority to a U.S. provisional application, filed by UC on
CRISPR Therapeutics, Intellia Therapeutics and Caribou Biosciences issued the following joint statement on the grant of the ‘772 patent: "We believe that the U.S. patent ‘772 granted today covers the use of CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing with the RNA guide formats that are widely used throughout the industry. We anticipate this is the first of many patents that will be granted to UC on this foundational CRISPR/Cas9 intellectual property."
In addition to this granted U.S. patent, applications from this patent estate have been found allowable in the United States and also have issued in Europe, the United Kingdom, China, Japan and various other countries worldwide. These patents cover the dual- and single-guide RNA compositions of the widely adopted CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing technology and their uses in all environments, including plant, animal and human cells as well as for use in human therapeutics.
The ‘772 patent is not impacted by the USPTO's decision to terminate an interference between a separate UC patent application and a patent application owned by the
For more information on the foundational CRISPR/Cas9 intellectual property, please visit www.crisprcollective.com.
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