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 The "Monsanto pig" patenting case    top

 

The Question of the Monsanto Pig and Brassica Patent Cases Jürg Bilang, European Patent Office, Germany. NCCR Workshop, 27-28/11/2008 Switzerland

 

WO 2005/017204

Use single nucleotide polymorphism in the coding region of the porcine leptin receptor gene to enhance pork production

 

Porcine leptin receptor patent by Erin R. Ogden - Murphy Desmond S.C.

Disclaimer: This document provides general guidance about the titled subject, is not to be regarded as legal advice, and does not create an attorney-client relationship between Murphy Desmond S.C. or Erin R. Ogden and the reader. Because the information herein may become outdated or may not apply to your specific circumstance, it should not be relied upon or used in place of a detailed consultation with a professional advisor.  If you would like to know how this could apply to your specific circumstances, please consult a licensed attorney in the correct jurisdiction.

 

UPDATE 10/12/2008 Update on status

UPDATE 21/11/2008 Information Disclosure Statement (all documents that the applicant is aware of that may impact the patentability of the invention)   

 

 

 

WO/2005/015989

Method for genetic improvement of terminal boars

 

Method for Terminal Boar Improvement by Erin R. Ogden - Murphy Desmond S.C.

Disclaimer: This document provides general guidance about the titled subject, is not to be regarded as legal advice, and does not create an attorney-client relationship between Murphy Desmond S.C. or Erin R. Ogden and the reader. Because the information herein may become outdated or may not apply to your specific circumstance, it should not be relied upon or used in place of a detailed consultation with a professional advisor.  If you would like to know how this could apply to your specific circumstances, please consult a licensed attorney in the correct jurisdiction.

 

 

 

NEWS

 

16 Jul 2008  Extensive patent on pigs issued (see WO 2005/017204 above)

                      Documentation
 

07 Feb 2007 Documentary film on the Monsanto pig patents available in English

                       Read here how to order the documentary.

 

09 Sep 2005 Monsanto attempts to claim patent ownership of pigs by Dani Veracity, News Target

 

18 Aug 2005 Monsanto looks to patent pigs, breeding methods by Jeff Shaw, The NewStandard

 

10 Aug 2005 Crop King Monsanto Seeks Pig-Breeding Patent Clout by Carey Gillam, Reuters

 

02 Aug 2005 Monsanto files patent for new invention: the pig by Brian Thomas Fitzgerald, Greenpeace International

 

 

 

 The "Cornell" patenting case    top

 

November 2007 Board of appeal on Cornell patent

 

June 2007 News on Cornell patent appeal

 

Background reading: Patenting in animal breeding and genetics (2004) Rothschild M.F., Plastow G., Newman S. In: WAAP Book of the Year 2003 - A Review on Developments and Research in Livestock Systems, Eds: A. Rosati ,A. Tewolde and C. Mosconi, 269-278. (read page 274)

 

May 2005 ICAR Newsletter (Page 10, "Cornell Patent")

 

April 2003 ICAR Newsletter (Page 2, "Action against Cornell patent application")

 

June 2002 Update on the Test-Day Model by G. Wiggans, National Association of Animal Breeder's Dairy Trade Mission Tour, June 2002

 

 

 

  The "Edinburgh patent"    top

 

Text of patent N. 0695351 (Method of cryopreserving selected sperm cells)

 

Info on the "Edinburgh patent" by the UK Charted Institute of Patent Agents (CIPA)

 

07 Oct 2002 Report from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament - Development and implications of patent law in the field of biotechnology and genetic engineering (see pages 24-25 on Edinburgh patent)

 

24 Jun 2002 "Edinburgh" patent limited after European Patent Office opposition hearing

 

NEW 20 Nov 2007  "Edinburgh Patent appeal withdrawn" by the European Patent Office

 

 

 

  Swiss Cattle Breeders Association vs Monsanto    top

 

Swiss Cattle Breeders Association: Objection against patent application by Monsanto Technology LLC

 

 

 

  Other patents and applications     top

 

WO/2008/074101

Artificial selection method and reagents

More info

 

WO/2008/025093

Whole genome based genetic evaluation and selection process

Expert analysis

Questions and answers

 

WO/2008/070183

Animal feed compositions

 

CA2616523

System and method for optimizing animal production using genotype information

 

CA2622374

Use of a high-oleic and high-tocol diet in combination with a non-tocol antioxidant for improving animal meat quality

 

WO/2007/135561

Animal Breeding System and Method

 

WO/2007/133075

IGF2 Marker assisted selection for porcine reproductive traits

 

WO/2007/100578

A simplified QTL mapping approach for screening and mapping novel markers associated with beef marbling

 

WO/2007/090230

Method related to gestation periods

 

WO/2007/075308

Vaccine candidates against Johne's disease

 

WO/2007/066775

Transgenic fowl having Gla residue in protein derived from foreign gene

 

WO/2007/064742

Identification of protective antigenic determinants of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus (PRRSV) and uses thereof

Read the summary

 

WO/2007/064935

Online marketplace for animal genetics

 

WO/2007/050735

Markers for production traits

Read the summary

 

WO/2007/012119

A method for assessing traits selected from longissimus dorsi peak force, intramuscular fat, retail beef yield and net feed intake in bovine animals

 

US 2007/0087972

Prion-specifi peptoid reagents 

 

US 2007/0059807

Mucosal immunization to prevent prion infection  

 

WO/2007/018533

System and method for providing certificate based on animal health and history data

 

 

WO/2007/010999

Animal in which lipid metabolism and sugar metabolism are modified by krap gene mutation, modification method and modifying agent

 

CA2609195

Polymorphisms in mitochondrial transcription factor a (tfam)gene and their associations with measures of marbling and subcutaneous fat dept in beef cattle

 

WO/2005/052133

Method and markers for determining the genotype of horned/polled cattle

 

 

WO/2005/017204

Use single nucleotide polymorphism in the coding region of the porcine leptin receptor gene to enhance pork production

 

 

WO/2002/076190

Incorporation of competitive effects in breeding program to increase performance levels and improve animal well being

 

 

WO/2001/034186

Compositions and methods for modifying an immune response against tropomyosin

 

 

WO/2000/043781

Growth differentiation factor inhibitors and uses therefor

 

 

WO/1999/056771

Methods of raising animals for meat production

 

 

Hematech, LLC
Westport,CT 06880

 

Patent applications:

 

1) Expression of xenogenous (human) immunoglobulins in cloned, transgenic ungulates

Patent application 20060117395

Abstract

The present invention relates to the production of a transgenic bovine which comprises a genetic modification that results in inactivation and loss of expression of its endogenous antibodies, and the expression of xenogenous antibodies, preferably human antibodies. This is effected by inactivation of the IgM heavy chain expression and, optionally, by inactivation of the Ig light chain expression, and by the further introduction of an artificial chromosome which results in the expression of non-bovine antibodies, preferably human antibodies.

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2) Expression of xenogenous (human) imunoglobulins in cloned, transgenic ungulates

Patent application 20060117394

Abstract

The present invention relates to the production of a transgenic bovine which comprises a genetic modification that results in inactivation and loss of expression of its endogenous antibodies, and the expression of xenogenous antibodies, preferably human antibodies. This is effected by inactivation of the IgM heavy chain expression and, optionally, by inactivation of the Ig light chain expression, and by the further introduction of an artificial chromosome which results in the expression of non-bovine antibodies, preferably human antibodies.

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3) Transgenic animals and uses thereof

      Patent application 20060041945

Abstract

In general, the invention features genetically modified non-human mammals (e.g., bovines and other ungulates), and methods of making these mammals. In particular, the invention features transgenic ungulates having reduced levels of endogenous IgM heavy chain and/or prion protein.

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Elliott et al.

 

Patent: Method of selecting non-diabetogenic milk or milk products and milk or milk products so selected

Patent No: US 7,157,616 B2

Date: 2 January 2007

 

 

Paszek et al.

 

Patent application: System and method for optimizing animal production using genotype information

Pub. No: US 2007/0026493 A1

Date: 1 February 2007

 

 

Schmutz et al.

 

Patent application: Production characteristics of cattle

Pub. No: US 2007/0026404 A1

Date: 1 February 2007

 

 

Seidel et al.

 

Patent application: Collection systems for cytometer sorting of sperm

Pub. No: US 2007/0026379 A1

Date: 1 February 2007

 

 


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