On March 15, 2013 Eden Research plc announced that the European Patent Office has formally granted a master encapsulation patent (number 05744354) to the Company.
The encapsulation system is owned outright by Eden and is already granted in New Zealand, Australia, China, Mexico, Singapore and South Africa. The benefit of having the patent formally granted is that it gives the security of full patent protection to existing and prospective licensees in Europe, one of the Company’s key territories.
This patent covers the use of the Company’s core technology as part of a composition which, in particular, is effective in controlling fungal and bacterial plant pathogens (the first Notice of Acceptance, as announced on 9 November 2012, was for flying insects and arachnids). In addition to covering agrochemical applications of Eden’s technology, particularly in providing a safe, effective and environmentally friendly alternative to existing chemical pesticides used to protect vegetables, orchards and glasshouse crops, the patent is also applicable to other areas such as the medical and veterinary sectors.
On November 9, 2012Eden Research plc, announced that it has received a Notice of Acceptance from the Commonwealth of Australia Patent Office for one of its composition patents.
The patent covers the use of the Company’s core technology as part of a composition which is effective in killing insects and arachnids. The patent is relevant to agrochemical applications of Eden’s technology, particularly in providing a safe, effective and environmentally friendly alternative to existing chemical pesticides used to protect vegetables, orchards and glasshouse crops.
The Patent, number 2006321415, which expires in 2026, was jointly developed with Cornell University, USA, and was subsequently licensed to Eden on an exclusive basis in September 2011.
On May 17, 2012 Eden Research plc, announced that is has received notification from the African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) of its intention to grant a patent for the use of terpenes encapsulated in hollow glucan particles for killing insects and arachnids.
The Patent will be applicable across 15 ARIPO member states and these designated states have been notified of the decision to grant the patent.