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The Search for Defensible IP in Older Drugs

This article was originally published in Start Up

Executive Summary

The jumpstart model reduces drug development risk by starting with existing drugs which are then reformulated or repurposed for new or expanded indications. In every case, the parent drug either already belongs to somebody else or has lost patent protection, or soon will, and is therefore freely available for others to exploit. As such, early competition is a significant risk for any jumpstart product. Devising an IP fence high enough to protect a new product could determine a company's success going forward.

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