Ryogen Receives Nine Human Gene Patents in 2012

Ryogen Portfolio of 23 Issued Patents Covers Genes Associated with Several Cancers, Diabetes, Obesity, Pancreatitis, Hepatitis, Lupus, Asthma, Hypertension and Alzheimer’s Disease

Suffern, NY – February 12, 2013 – Ryogen LLC, a genomic research and development company focusing on genes implicated in clinical diseases, had a very fruitful year in 2012, further developing its Intellectual Property portfolio. In 2012, Ryogen was awarded nine new patents, bringing the total number of issued U.S. Patents to 23 with 18 patent applications pending approval at the U.S. Patent Office.

Ryogen’s patents and patent applications are directed to genes that play important roles in various cancers, diabetes, obesity, hepatitis C, atherosclerosis, Alzheimer's and other diseases. They cover large segments of human chromosomes X, 1, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 17 and 19.

“We are very pleased that the USPTO has awarded us these patents,” said Dr. James W. Ryan, the named inventor on the patents and Chief Scientist at Ryogen. “We can now license this technology to the research facilities that can turn them into tomorrow’s diagnostics, drugs and treatments.”

“Ryogen is becoming one of the major gene patent holders,” said Valeria Poltorak, Ryogen’s Executive Vice President. “Ryogen’s patents are available for licensing to the research and biotech community.”

About IP Holdings LLC

IP Holdings LLC, based in Suffern, N.Y., is an IP-centric merchant banking organization that provides IP related financial services, patent brokerage services. Ryogen is a portfolio company of an idea incubator operated by IP Holdings. For additional information, visit www.ip-holdings.com.

About General Patent Corporation

General Patent Corporation, headquartered in Suffern, N.Y., is a leading intellectual property (IP) boutique focusing on patent licensing and patent enforcement. GPC is the managing member of Ryogen LLC. For more information, visit www.generalpatent.com.