SALT LAKE CITY, July 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Lipocine Inc.
(NASDAQ: LPCN), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused
on metabolic and endocrine disorders, today announced that it has
entered into a global settlement and license agreement with Clarus
Therapeutics Inc. ("Clarus") to resolve all outstanding claims in
the on-going intellectual property litigation between the two
companies as well as the on-going interference proceeding between
the two companies.
Under the terms of the settlement announced today, Lipocine and
Clarus have agreed to dismiss the Lipocine Inc. v Clarus
Therapeutics, Inc., No 19-cv-622 (WCB) litigation presently
pending in the U.S. District Court for the District of
Delaware. Additionally, both parties have reached an
agreement on the interference proceedings captioned Clarus
Therapeutics, Inc. v. Lipocine Inc., Interference No. 106,128
presently pending in the U.S. Patent and Trademark. The terms of
the settlement remain confidential.
About Lipocine Inc.
Lipocine Inc. is a clinical-stage
biopharmaceutical company focused on metabolic and endocrine
disorders using its proprietary drug delivery technologies.
Lipocine's clinical development pipeline includes: TLANDO, LPCN
1144, TLANDO XR, LPCN 1148, LPCN 1154, and LPCN 1107. TLANDO, a
novel oral prodrug of testosterone containing testosterone
undecanoate, has received tentative approval from the FDA for
conditions associated with a deficiency of endogenous testosterone,
also known as hypogonadism, in adult males. LPCN 1144, an oral
prodrug of bioidentical testosterone, recently completed a
proof-of-concept clinical study demonstrating the potential utility
in the treatment of non-cirrhotic NASH. LPCN 1144 is currently
being studied in a Phase 2 clinical study. TLANDO XR, a novel
oral prodrug of testosterone, originated and is being developed by
Lipocine as a next-generation oral testosterone product with
potential for once-daily dosing. In a phase 2 clinical evaluation
when administered as once daily or twice daily TLANDO XR met the
typical primary and secondary end points. LPCN 1148 is an oral
prodrug of bioidentical testosterone targeted for the treatment of
cirrhosis. LPCN 1107 is potentially the first oral
hydroxyprogesterone caproate product candidate indicated for the
prevention of recurrent preterm birth and has been granted orphan
drug designation by the FDA. LPCN 1154 is an oral neuro-steroid
targeted for the treatment of post-partum depression. For
more information, please visit www.lipocine.com.
This release contains "forward-looking statements" that are made
pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities
Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and include statements that are not
historical facts regarding the timing and results of ongoing
litigation and our responses thereto and our ability to maintain
and utilize our intellectual property. Investors are cautioned that
all such forward-looking statements involve risks and
uncertainties, including, without limitation, risks related to
ongoing litigation relating to our intellectual property and other
risks detailed in Lipocine's filings with the SEC, including,
without limitation, its Form 10-K and other reports on Forms 8-K
and 10-Q, all of which can be obtained on the SEC website
at www.sec.gov. Lipocine assumes no obligation to update or
revise publicly any forward-looking statements contained in this
release, except as required by law.
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