12/11/2016: US patent was granted.
9,498,413 Anti-microbials and methods of use thereof for would healing. November 22, 2016
This established that protocatechuic acid is a broad spectrum antibiotic. I also secured this same reagent as one that promotes rapid wound healing.
The application included 32 claims, but the US patent office only will review two or three at at time. This makes their work easiler and the applicant has to pay again for each subsequent review. I have been told, the US patent office is the only division of the Federal Government that makes money.
So we will return to secure other claims for which we have scientific evidence; biofilm destroying reagent to coat implants and reduce infection; spray disinfectan, creams and soaps for killing bacteria on skin; i.e. Acne.
The next hurdle is the regulations with the FDA and EPA before we could go to market.
Good thing I am young.