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Using Solid Form Patents to Protect Pharmaceutical Products — Part I

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Using Solid Form Patents to Protect Pharmaceutical Products — Part II

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SDIC Webinar Series: Drug Repurposing
October 14th and october 28th 2021
11:30-1:00PM PDT

This talk will discuss an emerging intellectual property aspect of drug repurposing – not the mechanism by which novel methods of treatment or even formulations are patented, but how modifying properties such as drug delivery can create brand new classes of intellectual property. We will discuss how such intellectual property can add tremendous value to a pharmaceutical asset and how resulting patents are prosecuted and litigated. As drug development timelines lengthen and with the advent of machine-learning methods to tease out clinical signals from older compounds, the time is ripe to consider new methods for obtaining intellectual property on older assets.

This seminar is divided into two parts. In part I, on October 14th at 11:30am Pacific, we will introduce these new trends in drug repurposing. In part II, on October 28th at 11:30am Pacific, we will go into more detail on how to take advantage of these trends.
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IP and Contracts Workshop and Office Hours for Life Science Startups
october 26th, 2021

Greyhouse Coffee House
100 Northwestern ave.
West lafayette, IN 47906
If you are a member of a life science startup or are thinking of joining one, come listen and speak with Eyal H. Barash of Barash Law LLC.  Eyal is a patent attorney who focuses his practice in the life sciences and represents companies ranging from one person-startups to Fortune 100 companies.  Eyal will discuss methods of managing and identifying IP (not always what you think it is), how to think about due diligence for strategic transactions, when patents are important (and when they are not) and what kinds of contracts are important for different life science enterprises.  The discussion will be informal and refreshments will be provided.  Attendance is limited so reserve your spot soon.
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What is a solid form?

A solid form is the solid representation of a chemical compound.  Examples include polymorphs, salts, solvates, hydrates, cocrystals, and amorphous solids.

Why patent solid forms?

Solid forms are compositions of matter and Orange-Book listable as drug substance.  When the science is right, patenting follows.

How do you patent a solid form?

The same rules apply to solid forms as to any other inventions.  Careful attention should be paid to the kinds and quality of data used in solid form patents.


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