Posts Tagged: Pharma & Chemical


FDA rules updated on patent information, paragraph IV certifications for ANDAs and 505(b)(2) applications

On Thursday, October 6th, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a 79-page notice in the Federal Register regarding new rules surrounding Abbreviated New Drug …
By Steve Brachmann
10 months ago 0

Legal Threats to Strong Returns on Pharmaceutical Patents Grow, Threatening Innovation

Pharmaceuticals is the industry sector where a strong patent system, promising substantial returns to successful innovation, is of paramount importance. Regrettably, the weakening of pharmaceutical patent rights …
By Alden Abbott
2 years ago 12

Innovation A, B, C’s: Amazon, Boehringer and Chevron Disrupt World’s Top Innovator List

According to Thomson Reuters 2015 list of Top 100 Global Innovators, Amazon and several other established players in mature markets are proving that it’s not just start-ups that …
By Laura Gaze
2 years ago 1

Merger of Dow and DuPont set to make huge waves in agriculture, materials and plastics sectors

No one should get too used to seeing the name DowDuPont, however. Company executives plan on splitting DowDuPont into three separate companies, each with a specific industry …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 0

Distorting Innovation: Fixed Patent Terms and Underinvestment in Long-term Research

Drugs for the treatment of late-stage cancers are less expensive to develop, in part because late-stage drugs extend patients’ lives for a shorter period of time such …
By Dr. Kristina Lybecker
2 years ago 1

Recent 3M patents showcase innovative developments in nanomaterials, glass, dental devices

During 2014, 3M received 517 patents from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, putting it in 80th place among companies petitioning the USPTO for patents that year. The …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 0

Bristol-Myers, AstraZeneca and AmGen maintain strong new drug pipelines

There’s been a lot of positive activity in recent months for Bristol-Myers Squibb of New York City. In early March, the U.S. Food and Drug …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 1

Merck, Pfizer and Eli Lilly patenting to stay ahead of patent cliff

The early months of 2015 have been interesting ones for the pharmaceutical industry, an incredibly valuable industry sector that comes under our focus from time to time here …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 0

Dow Chemical Patents: From Genetically Modified Organisms to Construction Barrier Films

A look into the recently published patent applications assigned to Dow from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Organization shows us that GMOs and herbicides have been …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 0

The High Cost of Making Pharmaceuticals

It is nearly universally accepted (and for a reason) that the process from discovery to market is long and costly. Drugs to not invent themselves and there …

Eli Lilly Patents Treatment for HIV and Ebola Virus

We saw in our coverage of Eli Lilly’s patent applications a number of recently developed medications for the management of conditions like diabetes and inflammatory diseases, …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 0

The Case for Incremental Innovation: The Importance of Protecting Follow-on Pharmaceutical Discoveries

The value of such innovation is best measured through the improved health outcomes for patients. In this context, a few examples from the developing world are even …
By Dr. Kristina Lybecker
3 years ago 1

RB Pharma Gains Rights to Oral Treatment for Alcoholism

The license agreement grants Reckitt Benckiser Pharmaceuticals Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Reckitt Benckiser Group plc, rights for the development and commercialization of XenoPort's promising oral …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 0

Acanya® Patent Litigation Settled, ANDA Approval Awaited

Actavis plc (NYSE: ACT) announced yesterday that it has entered into an agreement with Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (NYSE: VRX) to settle all outstanding patent litigation related to …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 0

Patents, Drugs and the Moral High Ground

There are millions and millions of people dying each year from all kinds of illnesses that are easily preventable using simple technologies and drugs that are off …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 9