Catherine Guzzo

Catherine Guzzo assists the firm in biotechnology patent prosecution. She has extensive knowledge in the area of biochemistry.

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To Modify or Not to Modify, That is the Question

Posted by Catherine Guzzo on Jun 7, 2017

Catherine Guzzo

In IPRs regarding the patents to pharmaceutical compounds, patentability often turns on the obviousness of taking a known compound and modifying it based on a known technique. This process is known as lead compound analysis. Argentum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Research Corporation Technologies, Inc. (IPR2016-00204) illustrates that even when the lead compound and the modification technique are known, the basics of patent law cannot be ignored—especially with billions of dollars in sales at stake.

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Topics: BioPharma

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