Filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on June 14, 2004, U.S. Patent No. 7,674,456 B2 issued on March 9, 2010 and includes claims to the following:
- Compositions comprising SV-BR cells; and
- Therapeutic methods of using said compositions
The patent expires May 31, 2028 and patent term extension under Hatch-Waxman potentially applies (additional five years).
On February 27, 2017, BriaCell™ filed an international patent application under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) to further expand its intellectual property portfolio underlying the Company’s current and anticipated pipeline of whole-cell cancer immunotherapeutics including Bria-IMT™ and Bria-OTS™. The PCT application (PCT/US2017/019757) claims priority to two provisional patent applications filed by the Company with the USPTO in 2016. It, in essence, provides the framework for additional whole-cell cancer immunotherapeutics beyond Bria-IMT™ and strategies for patient-specific selection of the most likely effective whole-cell immunotherapeutic (BriaDx™). The PCT application entered the National Phase in the second half of 2018 and was recently granted in Japan.
On August 4, 2022, BriaCell announced that it has secured an exclusive license from University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) to develop and commercialize Soluble CD80 (sCD80) as a biologic agent for the treatment of cancer. Under the terms of the agreement, BriaCell has the worldwide rights to develop and commercialize sCD80, while UMBC maintains ownership of the patents. BriaCell will pay royalties to UMBC upon the commercialization of the product plus patent management costs. The licensing agreement was coordinated by UMBC’s Office of Technology Development.
Small Molecule Program
On Nov 13, 2017, BriaCell™ disclosed the allowance by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and also the European Patent Office (EPO) of two patent applications related to protein kinase C delta (PKCδ) inhibitor technology, titled “PKC Delta Inhibitors for use as Therapeutics”.