Statute OB-CPO-1198 was an Imperial law covering illegal medical research. This included inquiries into midi-chlorians. In 0 BBY, Doctor Kornell Divini was arrested under the provisions of OB-CPO-1198 for requests made on the MedNet for information on midi-chlorians, yet he later escaped to defect to the Rebels.
Behind the scenesEdit
It was also the registration number of a float plane in the Indiana Jones movie: Raiders of the Lost Ark. The plane's callsign OB-CPO is an inside joke aimed at Star Wars fans (OB refers to Obi-Wan Kenobi, and CPO refers to C-3PO).