Patented Nanopharmaceuticals: A Hope for Patent Expired Formulations
Received Date: Feb 05, 2014 / Accepted Date: Feb 06, 2014 / Published Date: Feb 11, 2014
A lot of medicines are on their way to patent expiration but emergence of nanotechnology in medicines has revolutionized the pharmaceutical industry. Actually, Nano medicine is an exciting multidisciplinary field which involves understanding & application of drugs at the Nano-level. Unique & novel phenomenon is observed when particles are reduced to Nano dimensions. Development of novel nanopharmaceuticals & application of innovative techniques in drug industry needs to be protected. Patents are exclusive rights given to an individual to protect novel creations as a result of one’s intellect. A patentee is awarded certain exclusive rights by which conversion of intellectual creation to commercialization can be protected. As the companies gear up to go smaller in size to achieve better & much more effective Nano medicines, the PTO (Patents & Trademarks Office) strengthens its regulatory charter to tackle any contravention.
Keywords: Nanopharmaceutical; Patent expiration; Intellectual Property; Regulatory status
Citation: Ahmad U, Faiyazuddin M (2014) Patented Nano Pharmaceuticals: A Hope for Patent Expired Formulations. Intel Prop Rights 2: e104. Doi: 10.4172/2375-4516.1000e104
Copyright: ©2014 Ahmad U, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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