SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Lipocine Inc.
(NASDAQ: LPCN), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused
on metabolic and endocrine disorders, today announced that the
Patent Trial and Appeal Board ("PTAB") of the United States Patent
and Trademark Office ("USPTO") declared Interference No. 106,128
between Lipocine, Inc. ("the Senior Party") owned U.S. Patent
Application and Clarus Therapeutics, Inc. ("the Junior Party")
owned U.S. Patent Application. In preparation for the Interference,
the USPTO withdrew the Clarus Application from issue.
This follows the pattern of previous Interferences as shown
- Interference No. 106,045 decided in Lipocine's favor and
resulted in the cancellation of Clarus patent 8,828,428.
- Interference No. 106,120 decided in Lipocine's favor and
resulted in the cancellation of Clarus application 15/723,976.
"We are pleased with the actions and judgements ordered by the
PTAB which validates the strength of Lipocine's patent portfolio,"
said Dr. Mahesh Patel, Chairman,
President and CEO of Lipocine.
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 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. For more information. 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 Lipocine's product candidates and
related clinical trials, the timing of completion of clinical
trials, the potential uses and benefits of our product candidates,
our product development efforts, the timing of processes related to
intellectual property, and the timing of ongoing litigation.
Investors are cautioned that all such forward-looking statements
involve risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, the
risks that the FDA will not approve any of our products, risks
related to our products, expected product benefits not being
realized, clinical and regulatory expectations and plans not being
realized, new regulatory developments and requirements, risks
related to the FDA approval process including the receipt of
regulatory approvals, the results and timing of clinical trials,
patient acceptance of Lipocine's products, the manufacturing and
commercialization of Lipocine's products, 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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