Poolbeg Pharma (LON:POLB, OTCQB: POLBF), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company targeting diseases with a high unmet medical need, has announced that the opposition to one of its European patents (Immunomodulator I) that was previously filed by a third party is to be withdrawn.
In the pharmaceutical industry it is not unusual for patents to be challenged. The Immunomodulator I European patent was opposed by a third party in September 2021. Further to engaging with the opposing party, Poolbeg has reached an amicable conclusion in relation to the patent dispute without any financial compensation between the parties. This has resulted in the opposing party agreeing to withdraw its opposition to the Immunomodulator I European patent and agreeing not to challenge any of Poolbeg’s Immunomodulator I or Immunomodulator II patents in the future.
The Company will be communicating with the European Patent Office (‘EPO’) regarding the necessity of continuing with the scheduled hearing in November. Based on specialist advice received, and the fact that the patent went through an extensive examination process prior to being granted by the EPO, Poolbeg continues to have full confidence in the validity and strength of the patent and will defend its intellectual property to the extent required.