Patent Potential

Bauer, John F.
November 2009
Journal of Validation Technology;Autumn2009, Vol. 15 Issue 4, p46
Academic Journal
The article discusses the concept of patenting pharmaceutical compounds with specific physical properties in the U.S. According to Article I, Section B of the Constitution, the Congress has the power to promote the progress of science by securing the exclusive right to the inventors' respective writings and discoveries. Examples of patents on physical properties of pharmaceuticals include ranitidine, terazosin, ritonavir, sirolimus and nifedipine. The ability to demonstrate infringement is an important aspect to be considered when obtaining a patent on a property.


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