Lifecycle Management and Research Opportunities for Patentable Inventions

Xavier Pillai, Ph.D.
Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd.

Discusses examples of patents covering important drugs and explore research and development opportunities for further development of such drugs. The presentation will also cover court opinions addressing key issues that come up when patenting improvement inventions and when licensing or enforcing improvement inventions. In particular, the presenter will address questions such as:

  • How to patent and defend your new formulation inventions, immediate release, controlled release, delayed release, and extended release formulations
  • How to patent and defend your invention on enantiomers and polymorphs
  • How to patent and defend your invention on new combinations of two or more drugs