Moving in the Right Direction: Cocrystals and the FDA

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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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IP Watchdog Webinar on Pharmaceutical Salts - Part II
April 28th, 2022
12:30-1:30PM ET
Eyal Barash will be speaking in a panel discussion alongside Dr. Stephen Byrn of Purdue University, Dr. Steven Zeman of Grunecker Patent Attorneys and Gene Quinn of IPWatchdog. This webinar will focus on questions related to obviousness and inventive step, enablement, written description sufficiency, and scientific aspects of pharmaceutical salts. This webinar is a follow-up to the presentation ‘Pharmaceutical Salts and other Complexes – A Solid Form Strategy’ from March 1st. Many of the questions raised by the audience during that webinar will be specifically addressed by the panel in this sequel.
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CTL@WCM Special Panel on Drug Repurposing
MAY 24th, 2022
12:45-2:15 PM
Can you teach an old drug a new trick? Recent successes in repositioning existing drugs – from esketamine for treatment-resistant depression to remdesivir – originally developed to treat hepatitis C, tested for Ebola before being approved as a treatment for COVID 19 – point to potential upsides. The challenges, however, are many: from challenging IP prospects to skeptical investors. We have assembled an expert panel to discuss with us the enticing shortcuts repurposing may offer, the pitfalls it brings and how to develop strategies to overcome them.

Join us at the second virtual CTL@WCM Special Panel, where innovators, IP experts, and regulators gather to assess the landscape and talk about the opportunities.
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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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