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Drug Patent Expirations for June 2 2013

TradenameApplicantGeneric Name Patent Expiration
FOSAMAX
Merck And Co Inc
alendronate sodium
Jun 2, 2013
FOSAMAX PLUS D
Merck
alendronate sodium; cholecalciferol
Jun 2, 2013
IMITREX
Glaxosmithkline
sumatriptan
Jun 2, 2013

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This is a guest post from Susan K Finston, President of Finston Consulting. Do you have a response to Susan’s post? Respond in the comments section below.

Susan Kling FinstonIn a 9-0 decision (with brief concurrence by Justice Scalia) in Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad (‘Myriad’), argued April 15, 2013 and decided June 13, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court both strikes down and upholds selected gene patents. Delivered by Justice Clarence Thomas, the Court’s decision:

  1. Invalidates gene patents relating to the isolated BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes on the basis that they are naturally occurring, and
  2. Allows gene patents for synthetic DNA created in the laboratory and known as complementary or cDNA given that it is not identical to DNA in its natural state.

With regard to the BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene patents, Myriad patent claims identified the location and sequence of these genes in the human body and claimed the isolated DNA coding itself as the invention without any further inventive step. The holding of the Court explains why these claims fail meet the statutory requirements for patentability under the Patents Act (35 USC §101):

Myriad’s DNA claim falls within the law of nature exception. Myriad’s principal contribution was uncovering the precise location and genetic sequence of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. Diamond v. Chakrabarty, 447 U. S. 303, is central to the patent-eligibility inquiry whether such action was new “with markedly different characteristics from any found in nature,” id., at 310. Myriad did not create or alter either the genetic information encoded in the BCRA1 andBCRA2 genes or the genetic structure of the DNA. It found an important and useful gene, but groundbreaking, innovative, or even brilliant discovery does not by itself satisfy the §101 inquiry.

http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/12pdf/12-398_8njq.pdf

The Myriad decision distinguishes the BRCA1 and BRCA2 patent claims from those relating to cDNA, upholding as permissible the patenting of genetic inventions that “create or alter” genetic information, including synthetic DNA created in the laboratory and known as complementary or cDNA. The Court notes that cDNA “contains the same protein-coding information found in a segment of natural DNA but omits portions within the DNA segment that do not code for proteins.”

The Court emphasizes the role of human agency, noting that “the lab technician unquestionably creates something new when cDNA is made.” cDNA production, though, may take place without human agency. (For example, retroviruses like HIV-1 and HIV-2 produce cDNA for integration in the host genome, a fun fact that the Myriad decision does not address.)

All in all, the Myriad decision should not adversely affect the patentability of a broad swath of gene-based inventions. The ability of a patent applicant to avoid the law of nature exception, i.e, to “create or alter” DNA – whether via cDNA or through use of plasmids – limits the prospective impact of the case.

And, while referencing USPTO past practice in issuing the BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene patents, the Court skirts the issue USPTO practice with regard to utility or inventive step. In fact, the USPTO implemented heightened utility requirements that disallowed patent applications for a newly discovered gene without a clearly demonstrated and specific use, effective January 5, 2001. This heightened utility requirement should narrow considerably the universe of gene patents affected by the Myriad decision.

Finally, Justice Scalia’s brief concurring opinion states that he is unable join in the entirety of the Court’s opinion due to lack of personal knowledge of, or belief relating to, “fine details of molecular biology.” While his candor is praiseworthy, it also underscores the clear need for continuing judicial dialogue on biotechnology, other advanced technologies and the intersection of science and commerce.

Susan K. Finston is President of Finston Consulting LLC, and, together with biotechnology pioneer Ananda Chakrabarty, is co-founder of Amrita Therapeutics Ltd., an emerging biopharmaceutical company based in India with cancer peptide drugs entering in vivoresearch. She is currently preparing to launch her first Crowd Funding campaign for Amrita Therapeutics first-ever therapeutic oncology medical device. For more information see AmritaTherapeutics.com or FinstonConsulting.com.

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Drug Patent Expirations for May 27 2013

TradenameApplicantGeneric Name Patent Expiration
ADRENACLICK
Amedra Pharms
epinephrine
May 27, 2013

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Drug Patent Expirations for May 27 2013

TradenameApplicantGeneric Name Patent Expiration
ADRENACLICK
Amedra Pharms
epinephrine
May 27, 2013

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Journal of Commercial Biotechnology This paper is part of the free Open Access archive of the Journal of Commercial Biotechnology

The evolving concept of value add in university commercialisation

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ABSTRACT: Universities have been challenged to assess what value creation means to them against a complex backdrop of changing markets and funding priorities. In response, universities and their partners are creating new paradigms in value creation. This paper seeks to demonstrate and to celebrate the flexibility and cutting-edge approaches that have been adopted within the UK university sector.

The Journal of Commercial Biotechnology is a unique forum for all those involved in biotechnology commercialization to present, share, and explore new ideas, latest thinking and best practices, making it an indispensable guide for those developing projects and careers within this fast moving field.

Each issue publishes peer-reviewed, authoritative, cutting-edge articles written by the leading practitioners and researchers in the field, addressing topics such as:

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Drug Patent Expirations for May 18 2013

TradenameApplicantGeneric Name Patent Expiration
OSMOPREP
Salix Pharms
sodium phosphate, dibasic, anhydrous; sodium phosphate, monobasic, monohydrate
May 18, 2013
VISICOL
Salix Pharms
sodium phosphate, dibasic anhydrous; sodium phosphate, monobasic, monohydrate
May 18, 2013

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Drug Patent Expirations for May 14 2013

TradenameApplicantGeneric Name Patent Expiration
DEPOCYT
Pacira Pharms Inc
cytarabine
May 14, 2013
ZOMIG
Astrazeneca
zolmitriptan
May 14, 2013
ZOMIG
Ipr
zolmitriptan
May 14, 2013
ZOMIG-ZMT
Astrazeneca
zolmitriptan
May 14, 2013

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Drug Patent Expirations for May 13 2013

TradenameApplicantGeneric Name Patent Expiration
ZAVESCA
Actelion Pharms Ltd
miglustat
May 13, 2013

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