Patent prosecution and portfolio management in the pharmaceutical industry


David Weingarten, Finnegan Henderson, Atlanta, GA


257th ACS National Meeting - Orlando
Tuesday, April 2, 2019, 9:30am-10:00am
Orange County Convention Center Room W308D
”Patent prosecution and portfolio management in the pharmaceutical industry”


Pharmaceutical companies maintain a complex patent portfolio aimed at attracting investors and protecting their place in the marketplace. Companies often pursue patent claims for their active ingredients, formulations, and methods of treatment, and strategically align patent filings with their business goals and development of their drug products. This presentation will provide a brief overview of U.S. patent law and give insights into building a valuable patent portfolio. The presentation will also discuss how to best avoid inadvertently forfeiting patent rights, how to draft effective claims, and how to decide when and where to file for patent protection.