Amarin Announces U.S. Patent Issuance for AMR101
Amarin Corporation plc (Nasdaq: AMRN) announced today that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued a patent covering the pharmaceutical composition of Amarin's AMR101 based on U.S. Patent Application Serial No. 12/052,598, also known as the EPA with no DHA in a capsule application. Amarin announced on March 20, 2012, the issuance of a Notice of Allowance for claims under this application. The newly issued patent, U.S. Patent No. 8,188,146, is titled "Highly Purified Ethyl EPA and Other EPA Derivatives."
"The issuance of this patent is an important step forward in strengthening Amarin's position as a leader in the next generation of lipid management therapy," said Joseph Zakrzewski, Amarin's Chairman and CEO. "Amarin's plan is to protect the commercial potential of AMR101 to 2030 and beyond. This plan consists of pursuing additional patent protection, seeking regulatory exclusivity, maintaining trade secrets and taking advantage of manufacturing barriers to entry."
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