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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Strafford Webinar:
Drug Substance Patents
April 25, 2019
Looking to fulfill your CLE requirements? Eyal Barash of BarashLaw LLC and Dr. Steef Boerrigter of SSCI will be leading a 90 minute CLE Webinar with interactive Q&A. This CLE webinar will provide information to patent counsel about solid form patents, how to claim solid forms, and challenges that are in the process. The panel will also discuss implications of the current cocrystal guidance by the FDA and provide a survey of, and lessons from, cases relating to solid form patents.
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PPXRD Symposium on IP Rights and Counterfeit Drugs
Paul Scherrer institute
may 9-12, 2019
Eyal Barash will be speaking at the 16th Pharmaceutical Powder X-Ray Diffraction Symposium on Intellectual Property Rights and Counterfeit Drugs. This forum featuring various speakers will include sharing of knowledge and ideas on the combined fields of XRD and pharmaceutical sciences. The symposium is followed by a workshop with useful applications of X-Ray analysis in the study of pharmaceutical materials. Deadline for registration to attend is April 15th.
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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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