U.S. Bulk Sequence Applications that Recite Rice Sequences in Claims

A number of patent applications have been filed in the U.S. that claim more than 1,000 nucleotide and/or amino acid sequences. These applications are referred to as “bulk sequence applications”.

Below we have listed 12 bulk sequence applications. In all of the currently pending (i.e., not abandoned) applications below where the applicant has submitted a response to an office action, there is only a single nucleotide SEQ ID NO claimed per application.

It is likely that the large proportion of the rice genome that is claimed in patent applications may be attributable to these bulk sequence applications.

Application No. Assignee

Title

No. of Sequences Recited in Published Claim Set Status

Status Date

20040031072 Monsanto Soy nucleic acid molecules and other molecules associated with transcription plants and uses thereof for plant improvement

285,684

Response to Non-Final Office Action Entered and Forwarded to Examiner 13-Mar-08
20040123343 Monsanto Rice nucleic acid molecules and other molecules associated with plants and uses thereof for plant improvement

204,966

Examiner’s Answer to Appeal Brief Mailed 25-Mar-08
20040214272 Monsanto Nucleic acid molecules and other molecules associated with plants

369,326

Response to Non-Final Office Action Entered and Forwarded to Examiner 13-Mar-08
20040216190 Monsanto Nucleic acid molecules and other molecules associated with plants and uses thereof for plant improvement

11,088

Abandoned — Failure to Respond to an Office Action 13-Nov-07
20060195932 Monsanto Nucleic acid molecules and other molecules associated with the carbon assimilation pathway

7,341

Notice of Appeal Filed 13-Mar-08
20060236419 Monsanto Nucleic acid molecules and other molecules associated with plants and uses thereof for plant improvement

7,098

Non Final Action Mailed 25-Mar-08
20070016974 Monsanto Nucleic acid molecules and other molecules associated with plants

43,701

Abandoned — Failure to Respond to an Office Action 29-Feb-08
20070020621 Monsanto Genomic plant sequences and uses thereof

57,467

Publications — Issue Fee Payment Verified 13-Mar-08
20070039076 Monsanto Plant genome sequence and uses thereof

69,652

Non Final Action Mailed 13-Mar-08
20070067865 Monsanto Annotated plant genes

463,173

Response to Non-Final Office Action Entered and Forwarded to Examiner 13-Mar-08
20040016025 Syngenta Rice promoters for regulation of plant expression

2,731

Abandoned — Failure to Respond to an Office Action 12-Dec-05
20070089180 Syngenta Transcription factors of cereals

1,394

Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination 13-Mar-08