NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Precision Biosciences said today that the US Patent and Trademark Office has granted the firm's request to reexamine a pair of US patents that Cellectis has asserted against Precision in ongoing patent-infringement litigation.

The patents, US Nos. 6,610,545 and 7,309,605, deal with DNA vectors that can be used in gene mapping and site-directed gene insertion. Cellectis has a license to the patents, which are owned by the Institut Pasteur and Universite Pierre et Marie Curie.

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