I came across a patent on a vaccine study and found it bears some similarity to my current project.
Basically, the vaccine designed in the patent aiming at the same viral protein which my project is targeting too.
But of course my method of preparation is different. Expression system of the recombinant viral protein is also different.
So I am wondering here, will this affect my publication later?
I don't know much about how a patent works, just wondering can someone bogarts an idea generally instead of specifically?