Biosimilar guidance prompts reviews of patent protection

Source: BIO SmartBrief

The FDA’s recently released guidance for the approval of biosimilar drugs is prompting biotech and pharmaceutical firms to evaluate their patent positions and consider greater use of methods such as keeping trade secrets to protect their intellectual property, according to patent lawyer Konstantin Linnik. Companies also will attempt to extend the protection of blockbuster drugs by developing “biobetter” products, or improved versions of existing drugs, Linnik said. Mass High Tech (Boston) (2/15)


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