J Kim has been very clear on many occasions that their technology is fully patentable and is protected by the recent legal opinion.
What I find interesting is this;
For this to even come up, and in this complexity, it is validation of one thing. That Inovio is at the forefront and on the cutting edge of this technology. That is what I want to see in biotech. That's where the money is, disruptive technology. For Inovio to have truly disruptive technology these issues have to come up. While it is critical to validate your science, it is equally critical to validate your legality. One without the other is failure.
"Synthetic Biopiracy Gets Real with Inovio"
Catch, I scanned some of the posts and you are right. Do you think they got it right with the ID? Hope so because I bet somebody is getting a whole lot of grief right now. It appears some posts have been deleted or buried. Easy way to find is to search the board for "george" or "fbi". All of them come up. Most of the time even the ones deleted by YMB. Thanks for pointing out an interesting twist to the dead mice guy saga.
Thanks VJ. I was just curious how others reacted to the slightly longer timeline. A general summary in your opinion would be great. No need to spend your time quoting verbatim. Honestly I'm surprised that there was not hostility at me here for posting it. Goes to show how much better this board is now than it was in the recent past. I may look into trying to get FB access through an anonymous. I can't have an outright FB acct, and no it's not because of probation lol. I still think we get some good news between now and eoy. BTW, glad your back hanging with us when you can and swapping info. The more eyes we have the more info we have which leads to better individual decisions for everyone. GLTY
VJ, I kind of look at it as a positive. Those of us who have been here a while (like you) know that they like to present positive news at a scientific conference when possible. Kim has said this many times. Possibly the one that Mark Baggarazzi is already scheduled to speak at on Jan 25 in San Diego? Just speculating. Maybe you could get others thoughts about it from FB page and pass along here. GL
If I had no confidence in the company management I would invest somewhere else. Just curious, do you have any money invested here, and if you do, why? There are plenty of companies out there that have ongoing phase 3 trials. Did you not know Inovio had not yet started the P3 trial when you bought. You should do more research in the future. GL
Pipeline page has been updated to show the HCV trial interim results with GeneOne has been pushed back to "2016". Also the Ebola/Darpa results pushed back to "1Q 2016".
Each can make their own judgement about the changes. If they have good results, and your timeline is long, it should make no difference. Maybe it will be mentioned in Stifel conference tomorrow.
Catchinem, Sorry your post got deleted because I replied to it with a link. GLS-5300 and INO-4500 are the same. Google this line; "SynCon MERS DNA vaccine (GLS-5300, INO-4500)".
You are a product of what our society has created. It is a development within the gene pool over the years. There used to be natural selection process to cull the lower end of the pool so the upper end would have less baggage. Then they banned children from laying in the back of car windows on road trips. They made seat belt use mandatory. The invent of jack stands. The ladders no longer go all the way to the ground on water towers. Teachers now stop that kid in the back from eating his crayons. It became impossible to fail that kid because it might affect him. Upper floor windows no longer open because they would fall out.
The long term result of all this became a dumbing down of the gene pool. A dilution in investing terminology. The baggage at the lower end drastically slowed the progress of the upper end. You see, it's not your fault you are here, it is ours. For allowing it to happen.
It is with a heavy heart, and after much thought that I have to ask you this. Go to the nearest rail line or interstate highway, step up to the plate, lean forward and take one for the team. For the greater good of mankind. Your action alone will ripple through the pool to the head of the branch and give a surge to those at the front pulling the load so that they may continue to progress. Think it over.
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Side effects may include;
Severe pain in the head and upper abdomen
Massive blood and fluid loss
An inability to function properly in the future
Hardship to family
A very brief feeling of no return
Overtime for rail or highway workers that is passed on to the taxpayers
I'm off for vacation in the Smokey Mountains, I'll check in when I return to see your decision. TIA (just in case)
Solid friendships are built through adversity. Looks like our foundation will be made of concrete. It's very hard to read people through a forum like this and it takes a lot of time, I am now sure that I have made some bad reads in the past. It's up to me to turn that into a positive by learning something from it. All made possible because you stuck to the high road and offered me a hand up when I fell off. Thank you and Good Luck
He's a nut job VJ. Been doing this for two weeks now. Trying to run off the good posters
I will take your word for it. I believe you are being honest. Just coincidence and weird timing. I know you have gotten a little "over exuberant " early on but so have I. and the FB thing is kinda annoying when you're here but I think you're a good guy who is after the same goal as I am. My apologies for any misunderstanding and good luck on your investments.
VJ, I will take you at your word and write it off as a coincidence. We have a big problem with a pumper here wrecking the board. We actually had a week or two of semi normal before he showed up. GL