Upcoming Webinars Archived Webinars Training Vitals Host A Webinar About Get Updates Contact

Four CRISPR Companies Reach Agreement in Patent Case

XTALKS VITALS NEWS

DNA

These four companies make up one side of the CRISPR patent interference case, which will decide who owns the licensing rights to the exciting new gene editing technique.

Share this!

December 20, 2016 | by Sarah Hand, M.Sc.

Four companies focusing on CRISPR gene editing have agreed to form an intellectual property (IP) alliance. CRISPR Therapeutics, Intellia Therapeutics, Caribou Biosciences, and ERS Genomics have all agreed to honor their respective licensing deals with the co-owners of the IP, including the Regents of the University of California, Emmanuelle Charpentier, and the University of Vienna.

“We are pleased that we have come to this global agreement with Intellia, Caribou, ERS and the co-owners and other licensees of this foundational CRISPR/Cas9 technology IP,” said Dr. Rodger Novak, CEO of CRISPR Therapeutics. “We believe that the Charpentier-University of California-Vienna IP estate constitutes the foundational IP in the CRISPR/Cas9 editing space. Intellia, CRISPR Therapeutics, Caribou, and ERS view this agreement as enhancing the efforts to protect our shared intellectual property rights and support the ongoing development of our product candidates, as well as those of our corresponding partners and licensees.”



These four companies make up one side of the CRISPR patent interference case, which will decide who owns the licensing rights to the exciting new gene editing technique. The agreement ensures that all four companies respect each other’s global rights to the technology.

Jennifer Doudna and Emmanuelle Charpentier are credited with the co-discovery that the CRISPR-Cas9 system could be applied to gene editing in mammalian cells. Since then, the two have independently founded CRISPR-focused biotechs, with Doudna founding Caribou and Intellia, and Charpentier founding CRISPR and ERS.

“Through this agreement, we are ensuring alignment in our efforts to protect and prosecute the foundational CRISPR/Cas9 discoveries made by Dr. Doudna, Dr. Charpentier, and their teams, which have transformed the genomics field and unleashed new therapeutic possibilities,” said Nessan Bermingham, CEO and founder, Intellia Therapeutics. “This strengthens Intellia's IP position as we continue forging ahead with the discovery and development of therapies for patients worldwide.”


Keywords: CRISPR, Gene Editing, Intellectual Property


| NEXT ARTICLE | MORE NEWS | BLOGS | VIDEOS | POLLS & QUIZZES | WEBINARS |

Share this with your colleagues!

MORE NEWS
Exclusion Criteria for Clinical Trials Poses Major Barrier to Patient Enrollment

August 17, 2017 - UT Southwestern researchers say that clinical investigators continue to increase the number of exclusion criteria, preventing more patients from participating in clinical trials.

Featured In: Clinical Trials News


Targeting Cellular Nitrogen Metabolism Could Offer a New Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer

August 17, 2017 - An enzyme involved in regulating the amount of nitrogen in the cell could be a new drug target for pancreatic cancer, according to researchers from Boston Children's Hospital and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.

Featured In: Life Science News


Regeneron’s Drug for Respiratory Syncytial Virus Fails in Phase III Clinical Trial

August 16, 2017 - Biotechnology company Regeneron has announced it will not continue development of its antibody drug, suptavumab, after a failure in a Phase III clinical trial.

Featured In: Clinical Trials News


LEAVE A COMMENT
 
  
THE XTALKS VITALS INDUSTRY BLOG

One Patient’s Perspective on Clinical Trials

REGISTER FOR THESE WEBINARS

Planning and Conducting Trials of the Latest Immunotherapies


ISO 13485:2016 for Medical Device Manufacturers: Ensuring a Smooth Transition through Effective Preparation


Medical Devices: Reviewing Regulatory Changes in the US and EU


Moving Beyond Regulatory and Performance Metrics in Starting Clinical Trials


Copyright © 2016-2017 Honeycomb Worldwide Inc.