Yield10 Bioscience announces notice of allowance for U.S. patent covering C4001
Yield10 Bioscience announced that it has received a Notice of Allowance from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office allowing its patent application covering the use of C4001 to improve productivity in crops. The Notice of Allowance relates to Yield10's U.S. patent application US15/897,958 titled "Transcriptional Regulation for Improved Plant Productivity." This patent application describes the C4001 yield trait, which is based on the discovery of novel transcription factor genes in plants where an increase in the productivity of photosynthesis results in significant increases in biomass yield and stress tolerance. In the second quarter of 2019, the China National Intellectual Property Administration also granted Yield10 a patent on C4001.