Pharmaceutical Patent Prosecution Primer


Dr. Brian Trinque
Lathrop Gage LLP, Boston MA


256th ACS National Meeting - Boston
Monday, August 20, 2018, 9AM
"Developments in Pharmaceutical Patent Law"


The pharmaceutical patenting process includes identifying an invention, writing a patent application that protects that invention, and prosecuting the application before the U.S. Patent Office (and patent offices throughout the world). A basic understanding of this process is a must for any scientist (academic, industrial, or otherwise). This talk will provide an overview of our current patent laws, and demonstrate how those laws are applied to a variety of pharmaceutical innovations, such as novel chemical entities and formulations. This talk will also provide a foundation for understanding the rest of today’s discussions.