Locus Pharmaceuticals Stakes Early IP Claim in Computational Drug Design Turf | GenomeWeb

Locus Pharmaceuticals said last week that it has been granted “broad patent coverage” for its computational method for predicting binding sites on protein surfaces. The patent will be the first for the Blue Bell, Pa.-based drug design firm, as well as a relative rarity in the field of computer-assisted molecular design: Most firms — if they file for patents at all — set their IP sights on novel molecules discovered using their tools, but not the technology itself.

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