Re-Exam of Benitec US Patent Ends, Company Hits Opposition in UK | GenomeWeb

This story has been updated to include comments from Benitec's CEO.

By Doug Macron

The US Patent and Trademark Office last week issued a notice of intent to issue an ex parte re-examination certificate for Benitec's US patent No. 6,573,099, a move that will essentially end a years-long re-examination process that nearly overturned the cornerstone of the company's expressed RNAi intellectual property portfolio.

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