Our IP Policy

About our IP Policy

Update 2.0: This policy was updated on March 13, 2017. Any plasmid or DNA product purchased before this
date is subject to the terms of the previous version of this document which is available on request
by contacting: info@oxgene.com

Our IP Policy

The products sold by Oxford Genetics and their use are subject to the proprietary rights, including patent rights, of Oxford Genetics. Oxford Genetic grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, license to use these products for the term of the license solely for the permitted purposes as defined in the limited use label license (LULL) and may not be used for any other purposes.

To view the SnapFast™ and SnapFast™ Pro Plasmid Limited Use Label License please click here.

Third Party IP Policy

Our products have been constructed with a view to avoiding pre-existing IP rights belonging to 3rd parties (with a few notable exceptions that will be highlighted where possible on each product page). Where no comments have been added to a product page, Oxford Genetics has typically searched worldwide patent databases and has not found any issued patents or published patent applications with claims relating to the sequences within the products. 

Nevertheless Oxford Genetics cannot warrant that such IP rights do not exist, or that the usage of said products may not infringe a method related patent where applicable, hence customers should perform their own assessments of the relevant IP field where required.

By purchasing our products the purchaser acknowledges that use of our products may be claimed to infringe the intellectual property rights of third parties and that Oxford Genetics provides no indemnity for any such alleged or actual infringement.


Sometimes we licence DNA sequences from other companies to include in our products, and when those companies impose restrictions we are obliged to pass them on. At the present time such restrictions apply to only a few of our plasmid products in specific territories. The intellectual property status of each product is indicated in the corresponding product page. 


By purchasing any Oxford Genetics Product, PURCHASER represents and warrants that PURCHASER has obtained all third-party licenses and rights, including all patent and intellectual property rights, necessary for PURCHASER’s intended use of the Oxford Genetics Ltd Product.

PURCHASER hereby agrees to and shall indemnify and hold harmless Oxford Genetics Ltd and its affiliates, officers, agents, and employees from and against any action, claim, or liability, including attorneys' fees, arising out of any breach of the foregoing representations and warranties or arising out of any action related to actual or alleged infringement of third-party patents directed at the Oxford Genetics Ltd Product.