Combination therapy patents: a new front in evergreening

Nature Biotechnology
Volume 39 Issue 12, December 2021
https://www.nature.com/nbt/volumes/39/issues/12

 

Patents | 08 December 2021
Combination therapy patents: a new front in evergreening
As pharmaceutical companies seek patent protection for combinations of cancer therapeutics, it is worthwhile to assess what constitutes an ‘unexpected result’ for the purpose of an appropriate patent and whether randomized, controlled trials of drug combinations have the ability to generate them.
Garth W. Strohbehn, Alec J. Kacew, Mark J. Ratain