FierceBiotech  Oct 19  Comment 
CRISPR Therapeutics raises a $56M IPO, but patent battles, potential stock drops loom badams Wed, 10/19/2016 - 03:54
Benzinga  Oct 18  Comment 
Benzinga heard chatter about micro-cap patents owner Network-1 Technologies Inc (NYSE: NTIP) earlier Tuesday. In order to check the veracity of the rumors, Benzinga contacted the company’s CEO, who confirmed that the company’s ‘464 patent...
The Hindu Business Line  Oct 18  Comment 
Ceat, the leading tyre manufacturer in the country, has introduced a new range of puncture-safe tyres for motorcycles. Developed at its research and development centre at Halol in Gujarat, the firs...
The Economic Times  Oct 18  Comment 
The company was granted patents from Europe and Israel corresponding to the NCEs for the treatment of disorders associated with neuro-degenerative diseases.
Insurance Journal  Oct 18  Comment 
The U.S. Supreme Court last Tuesday signaled a willingness to reduce the potentially huge penalties imposed for ripping off a patented design as it heard arguments in the legal fight over the amount Samsung should pay Apple for copying the …
The Hindu Business Line  Oct 17  Comment 
Orient Electric has launched Aeroquiet ceiling fan fitted with aerodynamic profile blades for high air density. The company has filed patent for design and technology of these fans, said Sameer Tandon...
Automotive World  Oct 17  Comment 
SEAT’s Inventors Awards have once again rewarded company employees for their contributions and ideas, and in 2015 their inventiveness resulted in 39 new patents. The awards aim to foster a culture of innovation among workers by encouraging them...
Benzinga  Oct 13  Comment 
The roughly 30 percent gain notched up by Lipocine Inc (NASDAQ: LPCN) in the three sessions following its announcement of a patent infringement lawsuit win could all be soon wiped out. The company announced last Friday that a U.S. district...



Patent is the right to ownership,as part of an intellectual property law, where by a person / organization discovers a lesser known concept or invents something new and holds sole intellectual ownership rights to that particular idea. These are usually published / granted after a lot of research and exhaustive verification. Patents are generally registered with United States Patent and Trademark Office, an Agency Of The United States Department Of Commerce, in the United States and The Intellectual Property Office,a division of the Department for Innovation, Universities & Skills in the United Kingdom.

Technological Patents

Pharmaceutical Patents

Pharmaceutical patents protect manufacturers of prescription drugs, prohibiting others from producing a drug during the length of its patent protection. The length of these patents varies in different countries, though they are usually between 15-20 years. In the U.S., a pharmaceutical patent is valid for 20 years. Drug companies usually apply for patent protection before they actually begin producing the drug, opting instead to secure their rights to a particular compound at the beginning of the testing process. By the time a drug comes to market, there may only be 8-10 years of patent protection remaining, which is significantly less than the 20 offered by the patent. Companies often attempt to extend these patents by making slight reformulations of the original compound or proving its effectiveness at treating a condition other than the one for which it was originally granted a patent. This is referred to as "evergreening", a practice which many criticize.

For further information on the process of obtaining pharmaceutical patents and regulatory approval, see Clinical Trials and FDA Approval.

For more information about pharmaceutical patents in relation to generic versions of drugs, see Generic Drugs.

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