Junior Party Broad Files Reply to Sigma-Aldrich Opposition to Substantive Preliminary Motion No. 1 in Interference No. 106,133

By Kevin E. Noonan — On December 3rd, Junior Party the Broad Institute, Harvard University, and MIT (collectively, Broad) filed its Substantive Preliminary Motion No. 1 in Interference No. 106,133 (which names Sigma-Aldrich as Senior Party), asking the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) to substitute the interference Count, pursuant to the provisions of 37 … Read more

Doctors Gave Her Antipsychotics. She Decided to Live With Her Voices.

To back its position, the WHO highlights stark words from Thomas R. Insel, who from 2002 to 2015 was head of the National Institute of Mental Health, the largest funder of mental-health research in the world: “I spent 13 years at NIMH really pushing on the neuroscience and genetics of mental disorders, and when I … Read more

Sigma-Aldrich Files Reply to Broad’s Opposition to Sigma’s Substantive Preliminary Motion No. 1 to Deny Priority Benefit in Interference No. 106,133

By Kevin E. Noonan — On December 3rd, Senior Party Sigma-Aldrich filed its Preliminary Motion No. 1 that asked the Board to deny the Broad Institute, Harvard University, and MIT (collectively, Broad) benefit of its US Provisional Application No. 61/736,527, filed December 12, 2012 (termed “P1”), pursuant to 37 CFR § 41.121(a)(1) and SO ¶¶ … Read more

CVC Files Reply to Sigma-Aldrich Opposition to CVC’s Responsive Motion No. 1

By Kevin E. Noonan — Pursuant to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board Order issued November 29, 2021, Junior Party the University of California, Berkeley; the University of Vienna; and Emmanuelle Charpentier (collectively, “CVC”) on December 17, 2021 filed its Responsive Preliminary Motion No. 1 in Interference No. 106,132 (which names Sigma-Aldrich as Senior Party), … Read more

Junior Party CVC Files Reply to Sigma-Aldrich’s Opposition to Its Preliminary Motion No. 4

By Kevin E. Noonan — On November 19th, Junior Party the University of California, Berkeley; the University of Vienna; and Emmanuelle Charpentier (collectively, “CVC”) filed Substantive Preliminary Motion No. 4* in Interference No. 106,132, wherein CVC moved to add Senior Party Sigma-Aldrich’s US Patent Nos. 10,731,181 and 10,745,716 to the interference and designate claims 1-17 … Read more

Moderna Vaccine Provokes Strong Immune Response in Children 6 to 11

Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine elicits a strong immune response in children aged 6 to 11, researchers reported on Wednesday — another signpost in what has become a long and tortuous road to protect young children against the virus, even as cases again inch upward. On Monday, Moderna requested authorization from the Food and Drug Administration for … Read more

Treasury Department Issues General License Authorizing Certain Transactions Related to Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights

By Donald Zuhn — On March 2, 2022, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) of the US Department of the Treasury issued General License No. 13, which authorized “US persons . . . to pay taxes, fees, or import duties, and purchase or receive permits, licenses, registrations, or certifications” for a limited time when … Read more

CVC Files Reply to Sigma-Aldrich Opposition to CVC Substantive Preliminary Motion No. 1 to be Accorded Priority Benefit

By Kevin E. Noonan — On November 19th, Junior Party the University of California, Berkeley; the University of Vienna; and Emmanuelle Charpentier (collectively, “CVC”) filed its Substantive Preliminary Motion No. 1 in Interference No. 106,132 (which names Sigma-Aldrich as Senior Party), asking the Patent Trial and Appeal Board for benefit of priority to US Provisional … Read more

Senior Party Sigma-Aldrich Files Reply to Junior Party CVC’S Opposition to Its Substantive Preliminary Motion No. 1 to Change Count in Interference No. 106,132

By Kevin E. Noonan — On November 19th, Senior Party Sigma-Aldrich filed its Substantive Preliminary Motion No. 1 in CRISPR Interference No. 1 106,132, asking the Board to substitute the Count pursuant to 37 CFR §§ 41.121(a)(1)(iii) and 41.208(a)(1). Junior Party the University of California, the University of Vienna, and Emmanuelle Charpentier (collectively “CVC”) filed … Read more