Silence Therapeutics Says European Patent Office Upholds Validity of Amended Patent | GenomeWeb

Silence Therapeutics said this week that the opposition division of the European Patent Office has upheld an amended version of its core European patent.

The patent, EP 1527176, entitled "Further Novel Forms of Interfering RNA Molecules," claims a double-stranded, blunt-ended RNA capable of inhibiting a target gene, as well as therapeutic uses thereof. It also claims the use of alternating 2’-O-methyl modifications on the molecules.

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