This article was published on September 24, 2018 on IPWatchdog. Excerpt printed below with permission.
EXCERPT: Once composition of matter claims have been obtained for a new compound, or the composition of matter claims for an old compound have expired, what is next? Securing additional patent protection usually entails obtaining claims to methods of treatment, methods of prevention or improvement, methods of maintaining health, and mechanisms of action. These paths diverge depending on whether the compound is being developed as a pharmaceutical (i.e., a drug or biologic) or a dietary supplement.
Full article available at http://www.ipwatchdog.com/2018/09/24/ipatent-protection-pharmaceuticals-dietary-supplements/id=101364/.
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