Benitec Patent Revoked by EPO; Company Licenses IP from Galapagos | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Benitec Biopharma last week announced that the European Patent Office has upheld its previous decision to revoke one of the company's core patents based on opposition filed by biotech firm Galapagos and chemical giant BASF.

Following the EPO's ruling, Benitec said that it has now taken a non-exclusive license to a Galapagos patent covering the use of siRNAs to lower target RNA levels in cells, which it said will give it the freedom to develop its pipeline of expressed RNAi therapeutics in Europe.

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