RD&C offers expertise in design of IP strategies from early drug discovery to market authorization. A competitive intelligence analysis will be the first step in the process with permanent control of patent space and competitors, the creation of an own strong patent portfolio is a major objective.
Patent filing and evaluation
RD&C offers support for filing strong patents and occupying broad patent space. A quality check of proposed Markush structures according to the examples will be included, disclaimers and limitation of rights should be avoided.
IP portfolio management
RD&C offers evaluation and optimization of patent portfolios including recommendation for future strategies. RD&C offers considerations and assessment of solid phase characteristics of new chemical entities, statements on polymorphs, pharmaceutical salts and co-crystal systems, identification of potential alternative synthetic routes (e. g. patent-free catalytic systems) or alternative formulations.