Identifying new uses to existing drugs is not uncommon. In fact, repurposing existing drugs to treat disorders other than its initially-approved indication holds real potential in providing patients options when access to other effective treatments is unavailable. When a drug is repurposed, its safety profile,...

[caption id="attachment_25592" align="alignright" width="306"] Photo created by aleksandarlittlewolf - www.freepik.com[/caption] The Australian Patent Office has recently re-affirmed in Ono Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. et al [2020] APO 43 that a request for a pharmaceutical patent term extension (PTE) must be based on the earliest first regulatory approval...

Have you just received a cease-and-desist letter from someone accusing you of infringing their patent? Does the letter order you to stop all your commercial activities immediately?   An accusation of patent infringement is a serious concern which can prove to be a costly mistake, if ignored. However,...

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