U.S. Patent Applications that Recite Rice Sequences in Claims

The table below lists all of the U.S. patent applications that in the claims, recite nucleotide sequences that are highly similar or identical to rice genome sequences. The criteria for each sequence was that they had a BLAST E value of e-200 or less and were at least 150 nucleotides in length. The status date refers to the last time that we checked the status in PAIR. To view the sequences associated with the claims of an application, click on the number in the “Number of Sequences in Claims” column.

We included applications that were abandoned but that have a pending family member that recites rice sequences in the claims. We also included abandoned applications that have a pending continuation applications that have not yet published. For these non-published continuation applications, we don’t know if rice sequences are recited in the claims because the sequences are not yet available.

Summary

As of March 2008, there were 313 pending applications that recite sequences identical to or highly similar to rice.

Application No. Assignee Title Number of Sequences in Claims Status Status Date
20050066387 Academica Sinica Rice glutelin gene promoters 15 Non Final Action Mailed 15 Oct ‘07
20050266558 Agrigenesis BioSciences Limited

Wrightson Seeds Limited

Compositions isolated from forage grasses and methods for their use 40 Non Final Action Mailed 15 Oct ‘07
20070157337 Arcadia BioSciences, Inc. Promoter sequence obtained from rice and methods of use 1 Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination 12 Dec ‘07
20060137041 Australian National University, The Method of producing plants having enhanced transpiration efficiency and plants produced therefrom 45 Response to Non-Final Office Action Entered and Forwarded to Examiner 19 Feb ‘08
20020102532 Avalon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Cancer gene determination and therapeutic screening using signature
gene sets
658 Abandoned but has pending family member

20080050379

20 March ’08
20060099670 BASF Aktiengesellschaft Method for the genetic modification of organisms of the genus blakeslea,corresponding organisms and the use of the same 25 Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination 15 Oct ‘07
20060234333 BASF Aktiengesellschaft Method for producing carotenoids or their precursors using geneticallymodified organisms of the blakeslea genus, carotenoids or their precursorsproduced by said method and use thereof 20 Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination 15 Oct ‘07
20070033670 BASF Aktiengesellschaft

Northwest Plant Breeding Company

Wheat Plants having Increased tolerance to imidazolinone herbicides 8 Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination 15 Oct ‘07
20050260754 BASF Plant Science GMBH Constructs and methods for the regulation of gene expression 47 Non Final Action Mailed 19 Feb ‘08
20060010514 BASF Plant Science GMBH Polynucleotides encoding mature AHASL proteins for creatingimidazolinone-tolerant Plants 10 Non Final Action Mailed 15 Oct ‘07
20050132439 BASF Plant Science GMBH Novel nucleic acid sequences and their use in methods for achieving pathogenresistance in Plants 44 Response to Non-Final Office Action Entered and Forwarded to Examiner 15 Oct ‘07
20060137043 BASF Plant Science GmbH Nucleic acid sequences encoding proteins associated with abiotic stressresponse and Plant cells and Plants with Increased tolerance to environmentalstress 553 Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination 15 Oct ‘07
20070199103 BASF Plant Science GmbH Nucleic acid molecules encoding wrinkled1-like polypeptides and methods of use in Plants 56 Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination 12 Dec ‘07
20070243543 BASF Plant Science GmbH Method for Isolation of Transcription Termination Sequences 41 TSS review complete 12 Dec ‘07
20070250946 BASF Plant Science GmbH Monocot Ahass Sequences and Methods of Use 7 Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination 12 Dec ‘07
20030215950 Battelle Memorial Institute Isolated polynucleotides and methods of promoting a morphology in a fungus 33 Non final action mailed 15 Oct ‘07
20080034451 Bayer Bioscience Rice Pollen-Preferential Promoters And Uses Thereof 10 Non Final Action Mailed 20-March ’08
20050044593 Biolex, Inc. Chloroplast transformation of duckweed 4 Notice of Appeal Filed 15 Oct ‘07
20040210962 Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska, The Implementation of a mitochondrial mutator 42 Non Final Action Mailed 15 Oct ‘07
20050150002 Board of Trustees Operating Michigan State University, The Novel carotenoid hydroxylases for use in engineering carotenoid metabolism inPlants 48 Non Final Action Mailed 15 Oct ‘07
20070039075 Bayer Cropscience S.A. Fertile transplastomic leguminous Plants 2 Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination 15 Oct ‘07
20080022421 Bayer Cropscience Plants With Increased Activity Of A Starch Phosphorylating Enzyme 4 Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination 20-March ’08
20060185037 Board of Trustees of Michigan State University Transgenic Plants containing ligninase and cellulase which degrade lignin andcellulose to fermentable sugars 3 Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination 15 Oct ‘07
20070192900 Board of Trustees of Michigan State University Production of beta-glucosidase, hemicellulase and ligninase in E1 and FLC-cellulase-transgenic Plants 11 Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination 12 Dec ‘07
20050204437 Carlsberg A/S Barley for production of flavor-stable beverage 3 Response to Non-Final office Action Entered and Forwarded to Examiner 15 Oct ‘07
20050081261 Ceres, Inc. Methods and compositions for altering seed phenotypes 42 Notice of Appeal Filed 19 Feb ‘08
20060112445 Ceres, Inc. Novel regulatory regions 1 Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination 15 Oct ‘07
20070094750 Ceres, Inc. Novel ADC polynucleotides and polypeptides, uses thereof Including methodsfor improving seeds 8 Non Final Action Mailed 15 Oct ‘07
20050191723 Chromagenics B.V. Method for simultaneous production of multiple proteins; vectors and cellsfor use therein 129 Non Final Action Mailed 15 Oct ‘07
20060141577 Chromagenics B.V. Selection of host cells expressing protein at high levels 66 Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination 15 Oct ‘07
20060172382 Chromagenics B.V. Selection of host cells expressing protein at high levels 68 Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination 15 Oct ‘07
20060195935 Chromagenics B.V. Selection of host cells expressing protein at high levels 71 Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination 15 Oct ‘07
20070212755 Chromagenics B.V. Novel Sequence for Improving Expression of Nucleic Acid 66 TSS review complete 12 Dec ‘07
20070270578 CropDesign N.V Plants Having Increased Yield and a Method for Making the Same 3 Application Dispatched from Preexam, Not Yet Docketed 20-March ’08
20040231016 Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Researcj Organization Efficient gene silencing in Plants using short dsRNA sequences 8 Response to Non-Final office Action Entered and Forwarded to Examiner 15 Oct ‘07
20070136895 Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (New Delhi IN) Nucleic acids and methods for producing seeds with a full diploid complement of the maternal genome in the embryo 5 Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination 12 Dec ‘07
20040019926 CROP DESIGN N.V. Novel Plant cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitors 23 Response to Non-Final office Action Entered and Forwarded to Examiner 19 Feb ‘08
20050268358 Cropdesign N.V. Plants having improved growth characteristics and a method for making thesame 15 Non Final Action Mailed 15 Oct ‘07
20060112442 Cropdesign N.V. Rice promoters 22 Non Final Action Mailed 15 Oct ‘07
20070107082 Cropdesign N.V. Transgenic monocotyledonous Plants overexpressing a nhx protein and havingimproved growth characteristics and a method for making the same 1 Non Final Action Mailed 15 Oct ‘07
20070118931 Cropdesign N.V. Plants having modified growth characteristics and method for making the same 6 Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination 15 Oct ‘07
20070067875 Cropdesign N.V.

Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (C.N.R.S.)

Plants having improved growth characteristics and a method for making thesame 6 Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination 15 Oct ‘07
20050198705 Croughan, Timothy P Resistance to acetohydroxyacid synthase-inhibiting herbicides 1 Non Final Action Mailed 15 Oct ‘07
20050164394 Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Corporation Methods and means for producing efficient silencing construct usingrecombiNational cloning 9 Response to Non-Final office Action Entered and Forwarded to Examiner 15 Oct ‘07
20060035379 Commonwealth and Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (“CSIRO”)

BPC Foods Pty. Limited

Biogemma SAS

Genes encoding wheat starch synthases and uses thereof 4 Non Final Action Mailed 15 Oct ‘07
20050262597 Cropdesign, N.V. Method for Increasing transgene expression 2 Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination 15 Oct ‘07
20060292572 Department of Veterans Affairs

Regents of the University of California, The

Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center

Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research

Cell-type-specific patterns of gene expression 38826 Non Final Action Mailed 15 Oct ‘07
20050091708 Dow AgroSciences LLC

Dow Chemical Company, The

Nucleic acid compositions conferring altered metabolic characteristics 7554 Non Final Action Mailed 15 Oct ‘07
20020138882 E I du Pont De Nemours and Company Polynucleotides encoding proteins involved in plant metabolism 193 Abandoned but has pending family member(s)

11/955,827 (not yet published)

31 Jan ’08
20020184659 E I du Pont De Nemours and Company Plant genes encoding Dr1 and DRAP1, a global repressor complex of
transcription
21 Abandoned but has pending family member(s)

11/888,497 (not yet published)

31 Jan ’08
20030024007 E I du Pont De Nemours and Company Plant Myb transcription factor homologs 62 Abandoned but has pending family member(s)

11/960,827 (not yet published)

31 Jan ’08
20040053285 EI du Pont De Nemours and Company Plant transcription factors 29 Abandoned — Failure to Respond to an office Action 19 Feb ‘08
20030054521 E I du Pont De Nemours and Company Nucleotide sequences of a new class of diverged delta-9 stearoyl-ACP
desaturase genes
15 Abandoned but has pending family member(s)

20050066390

31 Jan ’08
20030077623 E I du Pont De Nemours and Company Polynucleotides and polypeptides involved in post-transcriptional gene
silencing
18 Abandoned but has pending family member(s)

20050204427

31 Jan ’08
20030126645 E I du Pont De Nemours and Company Alteration of embryo/endosperm size during seed development 69 Abandoned but has pending family member(s)

20060218675

31 Jan ’08
20040088759 EI du Pont De Nemours and Company Plant diacyglycerol acyltransferases 22 Final Rejection Mailed 19 Feb ‘08
20040098760 E I du Pont De Nemours and Company

PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, Inc.

Transcriptional regulatory nucleic acids, polypeptides and methods of use
thereof
40 Abandoned but has pending family member(s)

11/779,552 (not yet published

31 Jan ’08
20040181828 EI du Pont De Nemours and Company Plant genes encoding DR1 and DRAP1, a global repressor complex oftranscription 21 Publications — Issue Fee Payment Verified 15 Oct ‘07
20050066390 EI du Pont De Nemours and Company Nucleotide sequences of a new class of diverged delta-9 stearoyl-ACPdesaturase genes 17 Non Final Action Mailed 15 Oct ‘07
20050120405 EI du Pont De Nemours and Company Plant amino acid biosynthetic enzymes 21 Final Rejection Mailed 15 Oct ‘07
20050204427 EI du Pont De Nemours and Company Polynucleotides and polypeptides involved in post-transcriptional genesilencing 18 Non Final Action Mailed 15 Oct ‘07
20050282278 EI du Pont De Nemours and Company Plant sugar transport proteins 28 Notice of Allowance Mailed — Application Received in office of Publications 15 Oct ‘07
20060010512 E I du Pont De Nemours and Company Nitrogen transport metabolism 2 Abandoned but has pending family member(s)

20070011763

31 Jan ’08
20060185035 EI du Pont De Nemours and Company Plant cellulose synthases 22 Non Final Action Mailed 15 Oct ‘07
20060218674 EI du Pont De Nemours and Company Alteration of Plant embryo/endosperm size during development 28 Non Final Action Mailed 15 Oct ‘07
20060218675 EI du Pont De Nemours and Company Alteration of embryo/endosperm size during seed development 71 Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination 15 Oct ‘07
20070011763 EI du Pont De Nemours and Company Nitrogen transport metabolism 8 Non Final Action Mailed 15 Oct ‘07
20070186310 E.I. Du Pont de Nemours and Co. BRITTLE STALK 2 gene family and related methods and uses 37 Response to Non-Final office Action Entered and Forwarded to Examiner 12 Dec ‘07
20070199096 E.I. Du Pont de Nemours and Co. Compositions and Methods for Altering Alpha- and Beta-Tocotrienol Content 42 Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination 12 Dec ‘07
20060101544 E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. Phospholipid:diacylglycerol acyltransferases 34 Issue Fee Payment Verified 10 Jan ‘08
20050138691 EI du Pont De Nemours and Company

Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.

Auxin transport proteins 46 Non Final Action Mailed 15 Oct ‘07
20050160494 EI du Pont De Nemours and Company

Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.

Alteration of oil traits in Plants 9 Abandoned — Failure to Respond to an office Action 10 Jan ‘08
20050273881 EI du Pont De Nemours and Company

Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.

Defensin polynucleotides and methods of use 14 Appeal Brief (or Supplemental Brief) Entered and Forwarded to Examiner 19 Feb ‘08
20060123510 EI du Pont De Nemours and Company

Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.

Plant RNA transport and RNA-directed RNA polymerase proteins 12 Response to Non-Final office Action Entered and Forwarded to Examiner 15 Oct ‘07
20060143728 EI du Pont De Nemours and Company

Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.

Maize multidrug resistance-associated protein polynucleotides and methods ofuse 22 Non Final Action Mailed 15 Oct ‘07
20070261135 EI du Pont De Nemours and Company Disease resistance factors 34 Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination 20-March ’08
20080010699 EI du Pont De Nemours and Company Lysophosphatidic acid acetyltransferases 55 Non Final Action Mailed 20-March ’08
20030177526 Eden Bioscience Corporation Receptors for hypersensitive response elicitors and uses thereof 54 Abandoned but has pending family member(s)

20050246799

31 Jan ’08
20050246799 Eden BioScience Corporation Receptors for hypersensitive response elicitors and uses thereof 54 Notice of Appeal Filed 19 Feb ‘08
20040016026 Evolutionary Genomics LLC Methods to identify evolutionarily significant changes in polynucleotide andpolypeptide sequences in domesticated Plants and animals 59 Non final action mailed 15 Oct ‘07
20060225153 Evolutionary Genomics LLC EG1117 and EG307 polynucleotides and uses thereof 79 Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination 15 Oct ‘07
20050147993 Genica Corporation Methods and compositions for delivering polynucleotides 187 Response to Non-Final office Action Entered and Forwarded to Examiner 15 Oct ‘07
20060179512 Guelph, University of Nitrogen-regulated sugar sensing gene and protein and modulation thereof 3 Response to Non-Final office Action Entered and Forwarded to Examiner 15 Oct ‘07
20060123507 Honda Motor Co., Ltd. Gene elevating cereal yield and utilization thereof 3 Response to Non-Final office Action Entered and Forwarded to Examiner 15 Oct ‘07
20070186302 Honda Motors Co. AND
National University Corporation Nagoya University
Genes that confer regeneration ability to Plants, and uses thereof 3 Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination 12 Dec ’07
20050287541 Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical Co., Inc.
NGK Insulators,Ltd.
Chiba-Prefecture
Microarray for predicting the prognosis of neuroblastoma and method forpredicting the prognosis of neuroblastoma 200 Non Final Action Mailed 15 Oct ‘07
20030199684 Incorporated Administrative Agency National Agriculture and Bio-Oriented Research Organization Novel gene involved in brassinosteroid responses 2 Abandoned — Failure to Respond to an office Action 19 Feb ‘08
20050223438 Incorporated Administrative Agency National Agriculture and Bio-Oriented Research Organization Functional Plant, promoter to be used for producing the functional Plant andmethod of using the same 3 Response to Non-Final office Action Entered and Forwarded to Examiner 15 Oct ‘07
20050089899 Ipsogen

Institut National de la Sante et de la Recherche Medicale-Inserm

Institut Paoli-Calmettes

Identification of an ERBB2 gene expression signature in breast cancers 99 Non Final Action Mailed 15 Oct ‘07
20060107343 Ishihara Sanyo Kaisha, LTD. Plant cells and Plant bodies with modified cell growth, development anddifferentiation 14 Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination 15 Oct ‘07
20070028318 Instituto Nacional de Technologia Agropecuaria Rice Plants having Increased tolerance to imidazolinone herbicides 8 Application Undergoing Preexam Processing 15 Oct ‘07
20060230471 InterNational Research Center for Agricultural Sciences

Incorporated Administrative Agenscy, National Agriculture and Bio-orientedResearch Organization

Genes encoding Plant transcription factors 3 Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination 15 Oct ’07
20040003434 J.R. Simplot Company Refined Plant transformation 1 Response to Non-Final office Action Entered and Forwarded to Examiner 15 Oct ’07
20060206966 Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences

Incorporated Administrative Agency, National Agriculture and Bio-Oriented Research Organization

Stress-induced promoter and method of using the same 2 Notice of Allowance Mailed — Application Received in office of Publications 15 Oct ’07
20060212961 Japan Science and Technology Agency Rice transposon gene 7 Non Final Action Mailed 17 Apr ’08
20060277625 Japan Science and Technology Agency Non-autonomous transposon gene of rice transformed Plant and method of use 1 Non Final Action Mailed 15 Oct ‘07
20060179517 Japan Tobacco Inc.

Syngenta Limited

The rice restorer gene to the rice bt type cytoplasmic male sterility 14 Non Final Action Mailed 15 Oct ‘07
20060253931 Japan Tobacco Inc.

Syngenta Limited

Method of imparting or controlling fertility with the use of fertilityrestoring gene for rice bt-male sterility cytoplasm and method of judging theexistence of fertility restoring gene 5 Non Final Action Mailed 15 Oct ‘07
20060272053 Korea Kumho Petrochemical Co., Ltd. Transgenic rice line producing high level of flavonoids in the endosperm 3 Response to Non-Final office Action Entered and Forwarded to Examiner 15 Oct ‘07
20050160498 Korea University Gene encoding cysteine protease and its promoter which are expressedspecifically in rice anther, a method for producing male sterile rice bysuppressing expression of the gene 3 Non Final Action Mailed 15 Oct ‘07
20040063101 Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research Human sarcoma-associated antigens 90 Response to Non-Final office Action Entered and Forwarded to Examiner 15 Oct ‘07
20040128712 Mendel BioTechnology, Inc. Methods for modifying Plant biomass and abiotic stress 18 Non Final Action Mailed 15 Oct ‘07
20060162006 Mendel BioTechnology, Inc. Polynucleotides and polypeptides in Plants 2202 Non Final Action Mailed 15 Oct ‘07
20060162018 Mendel BioTechnology, Inc. Plant transcriptional regulators of disease resistance 8 Non Final Action Mailed 15 Oct ‘07
20070061911 Mendel BioTechnology, Inc. Polynucleotides and polypeptides in Plants 1854 Issue Fee Payment Verified 21 Feb ‘08
20040045049 Mendel BioTechnology, Inc. Polynucleotides and polypeptides in Plants 1739 Issue Fee Payment Verified 10 Jan ‘08
20060218659 Metanomics GMBH Preparation of organisms with faster growth and/or higher yield 48 Response to Non-Final office Action Entered and Forwarded to Examiner 15 Oct ‘07
20060085872 Missouri System, University of, The Increased Plant seed yield 31 Non Final Action Mailed 15 Oct ‘07
20030233670 Monsanto Company Gene sequences and uses thereof in Plants 736 Examiner’s answer to appeal brief mailed 15 Oct ‘07
20040045054 Monsanto Technology Cotton event pv-ghbk04(531) and compositions and methods for detection
thereof
25 Abandoned but has pending family member(s)

11/801,118 (not yet published)

31 Jan ’08
20040116682 Monsanto Nucleic acid molecules and other molecules associated with the carbon
assimilation pathway
7341 Abandoned but has pending family member(s)

20060195932

31 Jan ’08
20040216190 Monsanto Company Nucleic acid molecules and other molecules associated with Plants and usesthereof for Plant improvement 11088 Notice of Appeal Filed 15 Oct ‘07
20050160500 Monsanto Company Transgenic Plants with Increased glycine-betaine 36 Non Final Action Mailed 15 Oct ‘07
20060021087 Monsanto Technology LLC Compositions and methods for control of insect infestations in Plants 16 Non Final Action Mailed 15 Oct ‘07
20060162010 Monsanto Technology LLC Actin regulatory elements for use in Plants 7 Response to Non-Final office Action Entered and Forwarded to Examiner 15 Oct ‘07
20060168693 Monsanto Technology LLC Method of Increasing Plant organ and seed size in a Plant 60 Notice of Allowance Mailed — Application Received in office of Publications 15 Oct ‘07
20060179516 Monsanto Technology LLC Promoter molecules for use in Plants 1 Response after Final Action Forwarded to Examiner 19 Feb ‘08
20040031072 Monsanto Soy nucleic acid molecules and other molecules associated with transcriptionPlants and uses thereof for Plant improvement 146 Non final action mailed 15 Oct ‘07
20060272045 Monsanto Technology LLC Brittle-2 regulatory elements for use in Plants 36 Non Final Action Mailed 15 Oct ‘07
20070020621 Monsanto Technology LLC Genomic Plant sequences and uses thereof 57467 Awaiting TC Resp, Issue Fee Payment Verified 15 Oct ‘07
20030188332 Monsanto Technology LLC Amino acid transporters 67 Issue fee payment verified: No. 7220586 15 Oct ‘07
20040123340 Monsanto Nucleic acid molecules and other molecules associated with plants 17880 Abandoned but has pending family member(s)

20060195941

20070061916

4 Feb ’08
20040172684 Monsanto Technology LLC Nucleic acid molecules and other molecules associated with Plants and usesthereof for Plant improvement 63128 Notice of Appeal Filed 15 Oct ‘07
20040221335 Monsanto Technology LLC Method for Increasing Total Oil Levels in Plants 12 Abandoned — Failure to Respond to an office Action 19 Feb ‘08
20050235377 Monsanto Technology Stress tolerant Plants and methods thereof 49 Non Final Action Mailed 15 Oct ‘07
20050235382 Monsanto Technology Plant regulatory sequences for selective control of gene expression 6 Appeal Brief (or Supplemental Brief) Entered and Forwarded to Examiner 15 Oct ‘07
20060112447 Monsanto Technology Nucleotide sequences encoding cry1bb proteins for enhanced expression inPlants 11 Non Final Action Mailed 15 Oct ‘07
20050273882 Monsanto Expression of Cry3B insecticidal protein in Plants 2 Response to Non-Final office Action Entered and Forwarded to Examiner 19 Feb ‘08
20060236419 Monsanto Nucleic acid molecules and other molecules associated with Plants and usesthereof for Plant improvement 3549 Non Final Action Mailed 15 Oct ‘07
2007130633 Monsanto UK LTD. Rice regulatory sequences for gene expression in defined wheat tissue 3 Non Final Action Mailed 12 Dec ‘07
20050155114 Monsanto Company Stress-inducible Plant promoters 6 Non Final Action Mailed 15 Oct ‘07
20040214272 Monsanto Nucleic acid molecules and other molecules associated with Plants 369326 Response to Non-Final office Action Entered and Forwarded to Examiner 10 Jan ‘08
20070061916 Monsanto Company Nucleic acid molecules and other molecules associated with Plants and usesthereof for Plant improvement 117596 Non Final Action Mailed 10 Jan ‘08
20050223435 Monsanto Methyl-D-erythritol phosphate pathway genes 50 Non Final Action Mailed 15 Oct ‘07
20070039076 Monsanto Technology Plant Genome sequence and uses thereof 69652 TSS review complete 15 Oct ‘07
20060195941 Monsanto Technology Nucleic acid molecules and other molecules associated with Plants 17880 Non Final Action Mailed 15 Oct ‘07
20070016974 Monsanto Nucleic acid molecules and other molecules associated with Plants 43701 Non Final Action Mailed 15 Oct ‘07
20080038366 Monsanto Actin regulatory elements for use in plants 7 TSS review complete 20-March ’08
20080039323 Monsanto Actin regulatory elements for use in plants 7 Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination 20-March ’08
20080039324 Monsanto Actin regulatory elements for use in plants 7 Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination 20-March ’08
20080028482 Monsanto Corn Plant Mon88017 and Compositions and Methods for Detection Thereof 10 Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination 20-March ’08
20050257292 National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences Ehd1gene promoting Plant flowering, and utlization thereof 9 Non Final Action Mailed 15 Oct ‘07
20060130177 National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences Methods for enhancing Plant resistance to pathogens 3 Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination 15 Oct ‘07
20040060079 National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences

Bio-Oriented Technology Research Advancement Institution

Method of controlling character of monocotyledon by modification and/oroverexpression of cytochrome P450 monooxygenase gene involved in brassinosteroidbiosynthesis and monocotyledon modified by the gene 22 Non final action mailed 15 Oct ‘07
20060191044 National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences Seed-specific gene promoters and uses thereof 7 Response to Non-Final Office Action Entered and Forwarded to Examiner 13-Mar-08
20060230470 National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences Promoter expressing foreign gene in root and shoot apex 3 Non Final Action Mailed 15 Oct ‘07
20070118933 National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences Seed-specific gene promoters and uses thereof 6 Non Final Action Mailed 15 Oct ‘07
20050032112 National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences Sodium/proton antiporter gene 2 Patented; Patent No. 7,326,827 21 Feb ‘08
20070275464 National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences Chitin Oligosaccharide Elicitor-Binding Proteins 4 Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination 20-March ’08
20070033677 National Taiwan University Plant sHSP gene bidirectional promoter and uses thereof 1 Non Final Action Mailed 15 Oct ‘07
20050097639 Nguyen Henry T; Kreps Joel A Nucleic acid molecules from rice controlling abiotic stress tolerance 196 Response to Non-Final office Action Entered and Forwarded to Examiner 15 Oct ‘07
20020170087 Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. Transcriptional regulator nucleic acids, polypeptides and methods of usethereof 40 Abandoned but has pending family member(s)

20040098760

1 Feb ’08
20030221224 Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. Enhanced silk exsertion under stress 14 Notice of Allowance Mailed 20 Feb ‘08
20050066394 Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. Floral development genes 63 Abandoned but has pending family member(s)

20070157341

1 Feb ’08
20070231905 Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. Methods for Improving Seed Characteristics 2 Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination 12 Dec ‘07
20070234443 Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. Maize Genes For Controlling Plant Growth and Organ Size and Their Use in Improving Crop Plants 69 Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination 12 Dec ‘07
20070192901 Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. and The Regents of the University of California Engineering single-gene-controlled staygreen potential into Plants 10 Response to Non-Final office Action Entered and Forwarded to Examiner 12 Dec ‘07
20050081265 Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. Maize chloroplast protein synthesis elongation factors and methods of use forsame 6 Non Final Action Mailed 15 Oct ‘07
20050257289 Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. AP2 domain transcription factor ODP2 (ovule development protein 2) andmethods of use 7 Response to Non-Final office Action Entered and Forwarded to Examiner 19 Feb ‘08
20050278803 Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. Compositions and methods for altering the disulfide status of proteins 2 Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination 15 Oct ‘07
20060015968 Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. Nucleotide sequences mediating male fertility and method of using same 12 Response to Non-Final office Action Entered and Forwarded to Examiner 15 Oct ‘07
20060064786 Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. Isopentenyl transferase sequences and methods of use 64 Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination 15 Oct ‘07
20060137033 Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. Cytokinin-sensing histidine kinases and methods of use 22 Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination 15 Oct ‘07
20060281910 Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. Alternative splicing factors polynucleotides, polypeptides and uses thereof 3 Non Final Action Mailed 15 Oct ‘07
20060288440 Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. Nucleotide sequences mediating male fertility and method of using same 12 Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination 15 Oct ‘07
20060288453 Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. Manipulation of Plant polysaccharide synthases 28 Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination 15 Oct ‘07
2005001097 Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.

The Arizona Board of Regents acting on Behalf of The University of Arizona

Cell cycle nucleic acids, polypeptides and uses thereof 2 Non Final Action Mailed 15 Oct ‘07
20070079397 Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.

The Curators of the University of Missouri

Isolated nucleic acid molecules encoding the Br2 P-glycoprotein of maize andmethods of modifying growth in Plants transformed therewith 3 Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination 15 Oct ‘07
20070157341 Pioneer Hi-Bred Int. and
E.I. Du Pont de Nemours & Co.
Floral Development Genews 62 Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination 12 Dec ‘07
20080028492 Pioneer Hi-Bred Maize Cellulose Synthases and Uses Thereof 20 Response to Non-Final Office Action Entered and Forwarded to Examiner 20-March ’08
20060035227 Plant Genome Cener Co., Ltd. Methods for distinguishing rice varities 28 Non Final Action Mailed 15 Oct ‘07
20060107344 POSCO

POSTECH Foundation

Organ preferential genes identified by T-DNA insertional mutagenesis of rice 51 Final Rejection Mailed 19 Feb ‘08
20050066389 Regents of the University of California Genes which produce staygreen characteristics in maize and their uses 18 Response to Non-Final office Action Entered and Forwarded to Examiner 19 Feb ‘08
20030213010 Renessen LLC Transgenic high tryptophan Plants 69 Non final action mailed 15 Oct ‘07
20060105376 Research Association for Biotechnology Novel full-length cDNA 4886 Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination 15 Oct ‘07
20060059586 Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, The Plants with delayed flowering 15 Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination 15 Oct ‘07
20050044594 SCHMULLING THOMAS; WERNER TOMAS Method for modifying Plant morphology, biochemistry and physiology 29 Non Final Action Mailed 15 Oct ‘07
20040019927 SHERMAN BRADLEY K; RIECHMANN JOSE LUIS; JIANG CAI-ZHONG; HEARD JACQUELINE E;HAAKE VOLKER; CREELMAN ROBERT A; RATCLIFFE OLIVER; ADAM LUC J; REUBER T. LYNNE;KEDDIE JAMES; BROUN PIERRE E; PILGRIM MARSHA L; DUBELL ARNOLD N; PINEDA OMAIRA;YU GUO-LIANG Polynucleotides and polypeptides in Plants 2076 Non final action mailed 15 Oct ‘07
20060107352 Sungene GMBH & CO. KGAA Transgenic expression cassettes for expression of nucleic acids in the Plantblooms 23 Non Final Action Mailed 15 Oct ‘07
20060130182 Sungene GMBH & CO. KGAA Expression cassette for nucleic acids in Plant tissue containing starch 40 Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination 15 Oct ‘07
20040016025 Syngenta Participations AG Rice promoters for regulation of plant expression 2731 Abandoned but has pending family member(s)

20070056055

1 Feb ’08
20050032156 Syngenta Participations AG (US) Identification and characterization of phosphate transporter genes 46 Non Final Action Mailed 15 Oct ‘07
20050177901 Syngenta Participations AG Identification and characterization of Plant genes 474 Non Final Action Mailed 15 Oct ‘07
20060253917 Syngenta Participations AG Cell proliferation-related polypeptides and uses therefor 98 Non Final Action Mailed 15 Oct ‘07
20060260011 Syngenta Participations AG Methods and genetic constructs for modification of lignin composition of corncobs 3 Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination 15 Oct ‘07
20070089180 Syngenta Participations AG Transcription factors of cereals 826 Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination 15 Oct ‘07
20060288450 Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation Plant N-acylethanolamine binding proteins 29 Non Final Action Mailed 20 Feb ‘08
20070015249 Seikagaku Corporation Chondroitin polymerase and DNA encoding the same 3 Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination 15 Oct ‘07
20070006344 Syngenta Participations AG Regulatory sequences for expressing gene products in Plant reproductivetissue 68 Non Final Action Mailed 15 Oct ‘07
20060075523 Syngenta Abiotic stress responsive polynucleotides and polypeptides 8 Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination 15 Oct ‘07
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Syngenta Participations AG

Stress-regulated genes of Plants, transgenic Plants containing same, andmethods of use 5339 Non Final Action Mailed 15 Oct ‘07
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Department of Biotechnology

Novel gene osisap1 of rice confers tolerance to stresses and a method thereof 2 Response to Non-Final office Action Entered and Forwarded to Examiner 15 Oct ‘07
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20060185036 The University of Michigan Transgenic Plants containing ligninase and cellulase which degrade lignin andcellulose to fermentable sugars 5 Non Final Action Mailed 15 Oct ‘07
20060179513 The University of Michigan Transgenic Plants containing ligninase and cellulase which degrade lignin andcellulose to fermentable sugars 6 Notice of Allowance Mailed 21 Feb ‘08
20040237134 University of Sasketchewan Wheat Plants having Increased resistance to imidazoline herbicides 4 Non Final Action Mailed 15 Oct ‘07
20060242739 Universidad Publica De Navarra

Niigata University

Plant nucleotide-sugar pyrophosphatase/phosphodiesterase (nppase), method ofobtaining same and use of same in the production of assay devices and in theproduction of transgenic Plants 24 Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination 15 Oct ‘07
20060218676 University of Washington Compositions and method for modulation of Plant cell division 14 Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination 15 Oct ‘07
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20030172403 Ventria Bioscience Plant transcription factors and enhanced gene expression 5 Abandoned but has pending family member(s)

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20040111766 Ventria Bioscience Expression of human milk proteins in transgenic Plants 10 Non Final Action Mailed 15 Oct ‘07
20050118625 Wyeth Nucleic acid arrays for detecting gene expression associated with humanosteoarthritis and human proteases 5235 Non Final Action Mailed 15 Oct ‘07
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20060160121 Wyeth Probe arrays for detecting multiple strains of different species 18598 Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination 15 Oct ‘07
20040123343 unknown Rice nucleic acid molecules and other molecules associated with Plants anduses thereof for Plant improvement 204966 Appeal Brief (or Supplemental Brief) Entered and Forwarded to Examiner 15 Oct ‘07
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20060112446 unknown Transposon genes of rice, transformed Plant and method of use 3 Non Final Action Mailed 15 Oct ‘07
20060130174 unknown Transposon and transposase genes of rice, transposase, transformant andmethod of use 3 Non Final Action Mailed 15 Oct ‘07
20060195932 unknown Nucleic acid molecules and other molecules associated with the carbonassimilation pathway 7341 Response to Non-Final office Action Entered and Forwarded to Examiner 15 Oct ‘07
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