- Global Pharma News & Resources

Clovis Oncology Announces Second U.S. Patent Issued in Rucaparib High Dosage Strength Tablet Patent Family with Expiration in 2035

Clovis Oncology, Inc. (NASDAQ:CLVS) announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office issued United States Patent 10,130,636 with claims directed to methods of treating cancer with high dosage strength rucaparib camsylate formulations. The patent claims cover methods of treating cancer with commercial Rubraca product, including all commercial dosage strengths (200, 250 and 300mg). The high dosage strength rucaparib formulation patent expires in 2035, and will join multiple patents directed to rucaparib, rucaparib camsylate, and methods of treatment as the 11th Orange Book-listed patent for rucaparib.

“We have multiple families of patents protecting Rubraca in the U.S., including composition of matter, salts/polymorphs, dosage forms and formulations, and methods of use, and we continue to add new patents, including this high dosage strength method of treatment patent,” said Patrick J. Mahaffy, President and CEO of Clovis Oncology. “Each additional patent provides further protection for Rubraca, and this is relevant not only to our current indications in ovarian cancer, but also to multiple potential additional indications based on our ongoing and substantial clinical development programs.”

About Rubraca ® (rucaparib)

Rubraca is an oral, small molecule inhibitor of PARP1, PARP2 and PARP3 being developed in multiple tumor types, including ovarian, metastatic castration-resistant prostate, and bladder cancers, as monotherapy, and in combination with other anti-cancer agents. Exploratory studies in other tumor types are also underway. Clovis holds worldwide rights for Rubraca. Rubraca is an unlicensed medical product outside of the U.S. and Europe.

About Clovis Oncology

Clovis Oncology, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on acquiring, developing and commercializing innovative anti-cancer agents in the U.S., Europe and additional international markets. Clovis Oncology targets development programs at specific subsets of cancer populations, and simultaneously develops, with partners, diagnostic tools intended to direct a compound in development to the population that is most likely to benefit from its use. Clovis Oncology is headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, and has additional offices in San Francisco and Oakland, California and Cambridge, UK. Please visit for more information.

To the extent that statements contained in this press release are not descriptions of historical facts regarding Clovis Oncology, they are forward-looking statements reflecting the current beliefs and expectations of management. Examples of forward-looking statements contained in this press release include, among others, statements regarding our expectation of the expiration of and the coverage provided by certain patents in our portfolio. Such forward-looking statements involve substantial risks and uncertainties that could cause our future results, performance or achievements to differ significantly from that expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, among others, the uncertainties inherent in the actions by the United States Patent and Trademark Office and third-party challenges to the validity, enforceability or scope of our patents. Clovis Oncology does not undertake to update or revise any forward-looking statements. A further description of risks and uncertainties can be found in Clovis Oncology’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K and its reports on Form 10-Q and Form 8-K.

View source version on

Editor Details

Last Updated: 20-Nov-2018