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AIPLA CLE Webinar:
Solid Form IP -Reinvigorating Composition of Matter.

August 24, 2021
Drug repositioning traditionally deploys new formulations or methods of treatment to protect the repositioned intellectual property estate.  However, there are circumstances where it is possible to get an additional composition of matter patent for the repositioned asset, namely, by using a solid form patent strategy.  This article discusses the theory and practice behind using solid form patents to start a new composition of matter clock and how this strategy has been deployed in practice.
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Surviving and Thriving in IP Due Diligence in Life Science Transactions
September 13th, 2021
2:00PM CT
Renaissance dallas richardson, dallas tx
Eyal Barash will be a participant in a panel discussion that will take attendees through the due diligence process through the eyes of a small to medium sized pharmaceutical company interested in making a transaction with its' intellectual property. For conference information and registration details, click the link below.
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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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