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

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

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

Senior Party Sigma-Aldrich Files Opposition to Junior Party’s Preliminary Motion No. 3 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 Contingent Preliminary Motion No. 3 in Interference No. 106,133 (which names Sigma-Aldrich as Senior Party), asking the Patent Trial and Appeal Board to designate certain claims declaring in the Declaration as corresponding to the … Read more