Issuance of U.S. Patent No. 9,895,301 Further Bolsters Aclaris’ Intellectual Patent Portfolio
U.S. Patent No. 9,895,301 covers the use of tofacitinib for inducing hair growth and for treating hair loss disorders such as alopecia areata and androgenetic alopecia (AGA), otherwise known as male/female pattern hair loss. Additional issued claims pertain to methods of using tofacitinib to treat particular phenotypes of alopecia areata, as well as to treat other hair loss disorders. The ‘301 Patent contains 67 claims and expires in November 2031.
This newly allowed patent is owned by The Trustees of
“We are extremely pleased with the continued development of the patent portfolio we exclusively licensed from Columbia. This new issuance continues to expand the breadth and depth of our JAK inhibitor intellectual property portfolio covering methods of use for certain JAK inhibitors for the treatment of hair loss disorders. The issuance of this patent is another step in the development of a robust patent portfolio relating to JAK inhibition and hair loss,” said Dr.
Aclaris has exclusively licensed several patents and patent applications involving novel selective JAK 1/3 inhibitors, including a patent portfolio that covers Aclaris’ product candidates ATI-501 (formerly ATI-50001) and ATI-502 (formerly ATI-50002), which are oral and topical formulations, respectively, also being developed as potential treatments for alopecia areata. In addition, Aclaris has exclusively licensed a patent portfolio from
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