MIT’S TECHNOLOGY REVIEW MAGAZINE TOUTS BIOTECH PATENT PROSECUTED BY OUR FIRMJanuary 1, 2002

The May 2001 issue of MIT’sTechnology Reviewcover storyrelated five patents that itconcluded will ‘transformbusiness and technology.’One of these included UnitedStates patent 6,136,320 thatwas prosecuted by our firmon behalf of Prodigene, Inc.The patent relates to ediblevaccines and disclosed themaking of transgenic plantsthat express viral proteinsso that one could becomevaccinated simply by eatingthe plant.For example, a geneticallyengineered corn plant couldimmunize a person or animalfrom a virus such as Hepatitissimply upon consumption ofthe corn. This would makeshots obsolete. The articleheralded the broad scope ofthe patent and touted theintellectual property positionby Prodigene as making themthe likely leader in this technologyarea.

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