In This Webinar, You Will Learn:

  • Why IP is important in the development of antibody-based assets
  • Patent application process and requirements
  • How to strengthen patent applications
  • Applications of Next Generation Protein Sequencing, SPR, and HDX-MS for antibody-related patent applications

Abstract

In the development of novel and innovative antibody-based assets, it is crucial to co-develop patent strategies to maintain intellectual property (IP) rights. As IP offices (ie. USPTO, EPO) place immense scrutiny on antibody-related patent applications during the prosecution process, preparation of all the requirements prior to patent filing is key to a successful application. Though the requirements may vary depending on the country or region where the patent application is filed, the general requirements include:

  1. Novelty – The antibody must be new and not previously disclosed or made available to the public prior to patent filing.
  2. Inventive step/Non-obviousness – The antibody must not be obvious to those skilled in the art and must have a technical effect.
  3. Sufficiency – The patent application must include a written description, which allows replication of the invention.

To satisfy the general requirements listed above, it is particularly helpful for antibody patent applications to include a description of the antibody’s biophysical properties, such as primary structure, as well as associated benefits that may include binding affinity, specificity, epitope targets, and production and purification information. In this regard, next generation protein sequencing (NGPS) and proteomics can provide valuable data to strengthen patent applications for antibody-based assets. De novo protein sequencing, surface plasmon resonance (SPR), and hydrogen-deuterium exchange-mass spectrometry (HDX-MS) are established methods for the characterization of the antibody’s primary structure, binding affinity/specificity, and antigenic epitopes, respectively.

Speaker Bios

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We Have Sequenced 9000+ Antibodies and We Are Eager to Help You.

Through next generation protein sequencing, Rapid Novor enables reliable discovery and development of novel reagents, diagnostics, and therapeutics. Thanks to our Next Generation Protein Sequencing and antibody discovery services, researchers have furthered thousands of projects, patented antibody therapeutics, and developed the first recombinant polyclonal antibody diagnostics.

Talk to Our Scientists.

We Have Sequenced 9000+ Antibodies and We Are Eager to Help You.

Through next generation protein sequencing, Rapid Novor enables timely and reliable discovery and development of novel reagents, diagnostics, and therapeutics. Thanks to our Next Generation Protein Sequencing and antibody discovery services, researchers have furthered thousands of projects, patented antibody therapeutics, and ran the first recombinant polyclonal antibody diagnostics

Talk to our scientists. We have sequenced over 9000+ antibodies and we are eager to help you.