- Lexaria has continuously taken steps to protect its intellectual property internationally to safeguard the applicability of its patented DehydraTECH(TM) technology across the globe
- The company recently announced that it had received two new Canadian patents, increasing to 37 the number of granted patents in its intellectual property (“IP”) portfolio
- Lexaria has filed tens of patent applications in multiple jurisdictions that are considered to have the highest commercial potential
- The company continues to investigate opportunities that could culminate in expansions of and additions to its intellectual property portfolio and is also filing new patent applications for discoveries that arise from its R&D programs
Lexaria Bioscience (NASDAQ: LEXX) is a global innovator and biotechnology company focused on developing technology that enhances the bioavailability of multiple fat-soluble active molecules and active pharmaceutical ingredients (“APIs”). The company’s flagship technology is the patented DehydraTECH(TM) drug delivery technology, which combines fat-soluble (lipophilic) molecules or APIs with specific fatty acids and carrier compounds, improving properties such as the speed of onset, brain absorption, and bioavailability.
The company has continuously worked on DehydraTECH since 2014, with these efforts expanding the technology’s potential area of impact, both geographically and by sector. For instance, thanks to its extensive research and development (“R&D”), the company has identified viable commercial applications of DehydraTECH across several segments, including, but not limited to, cannabidiol (“CBD”) for hypertension and heart disease, treatments for dementia, hormone treatments, reduced risk non-combusted nicotine, and more (https://ibn.fm/WEejV).
“Because of the applicability of DehydraTECH to many market sectors across the globe, we have taken the necessary steps to protect that intellectual property internationally,” the company says in its 2022 Form 10-K annual report (https://ibn.fm/eE5hR). Accordingly, Lexaria has filed tens of patent applications in multiple jurisdictions with the highest commercial potential.
Lexaria believes that the successful granting of more of those applications could lead to material increases in shareholder value. The company also holds that its ability to generate meaningful license revenue from its intellectual property may increase should the remaining patent applications become granted patents.
Since 2014, Lexaria’s efforts to protect its intellectual property internationally have been paying off, with the company receiving granted patents in multiple jurisdictions. Recently, the company announced the receipt of two new patents granted by the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (“CIPO”), increasing to 37 the number of granted patents in its intellectual property (“IP”) portfolio (https://ibn.fm/IkcMG).
More specifically, the company received a new Canadian patent under its Patent Family #3: “Stable Ready-to-drink Beverage Compositions Comprising Lipophilic Active Agents.” Registered as patent #2,984,917 on CIPO’s Canadian Patent Database, the new patent recognizes Lexaria’s innovations in delivering fat-based (lipophilic) active molecules and active drugs suspended in water-based formats.
Lexaria also received Canadian patent #3,111,082 under its Patent Family #14. Titled “Lipophilic Active Agent Infused Tobacco Leaves and/or Tobacco Materials and Methods of Use Thereof,” the patent covers the company’s innovations that infuse tobacco leaves directly with active drugs or active molecules like nicotine with or without cannabinoids for such potential applications as treating nicotine addictions.
The two new patents increase Lexaria’s Canadian patent portfolio to five granted patents, following the staggered receipts of three Canadian patents over a span of less than a year. Last December, the company announced the receipt of the first granted patent in Canada, registered as patent #3,093,414 on CIPO’s database. The patent, which falls in the company’s Patent Family #6, is entitled “Transdermal and/or Dermal Delivery Of Lipophilic Active Agents.” It recognizes and protects Lexaria’s improved compositions and methods for transdermal and dermal delivery of cannabinoids such as tetrahydrocannabinol (“THC”) and CBD (https://ibn.fm/AKc5a).
In June, Lexaria announced that it had received two additional Canadian patents. The first patent is under Patent Family #1: “Food and Beverage Compositions Infused with Lipophilic Active Agents and Methods of Use Thereof,” while the second is under Patent Family #8: “Compositions Infused with Nicotine Compounds and Methods of Use Thereof” (https://ibn.fm/aUlIH).
“Our current patent portfolio includes patent family applications or grants pertaining to our method of improving bioavailability and taste, and the use of DehydraTECH as a delivery platform for a wide variety of APIs including, but not limited to, fat-soluble vitamins; anti-viral drugs; phosphodiesterase inhibitors; human hormones; regulated cannabinoids; and nicotine and its analogs,” Lexaria explains in its most recent Form 10-Q quarterly report (https://ibn.fm/gzcor). “The company has patents issued in the United States, Australia, Europe, India, Mexico, Canada, and Japan.”
Still, the company continues to investigate opportunities that could culminate in expansions of and additions to its intellectual property portfolio. Lexaria is also filing new patent applications for discoveries that arise from its R&D programs.
For more information, visit the company’s website at www.LexariaBioscience.com.
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