Pabst Patent Group: Intellectual Property Law

Case Studies

Intellectual property protection adds value to your business and enhances your return on investment. Learn how from these case studies.

Acusphere, Inc.

Acusphere, Inc.™ is a specialty pharmaceutical company that develops new drugs and improved formulations of existing drugs using its proprietary porous microparticle technology. The company is focused on developing proprietary formulations that can offer significant benefits such as improved safety and efficacy, increased patient compliance, greater ease of use, expanded indications or reduced cost.

Pabst Patent Group LLP (PPG) has worked with Acusphere since its inception as a small start-up. PPG has prepared and prosecuted numerous patent applications on behalf of Acusphere, which have been filed in jurisdictions all over the world. PPG has also represented the company in multiple fund raising due diligence efforts, including an IPO.

As a result of this work, Acusphere now has a portfolio of granted patents with both broad and specific claims in jurisdictions all over the world.

Below are comments from Eric Huang, Ph.D., General Manager and Director of Business Development at Acusphere:

“Pabst Patent Group (PPG) has been a critical and instrumental partner with Acusphere in building its intellectual property portfolio for its lead product and underlying technologies. Patrea Pabst and Rivka Monheit are creative and intelligent IP attorneys who are outstanding advocates for their clients. The PPG staff is meticulous and knowledgeable, always keeping us up-to-date with our IP obligations both in the US and worldwide. As the current IP liaison at Acusphere, I never worry about missing deadlines or annuity payments under PPG’s watch.

Over the past 18 months, PPG has done some amazing things for Acusphere during some difficult business cycles. The primary Acusphere liaison changed twice, necessitating PPG to bring the new liaison up to speed with the portfolio and also to adapt to each new liaison’s IP knowledge and experience. PPG has also done an incredible job prioritizing activities to limit spending while still allowing Acusphere to maintain its strong intellectual property position. Finally, the PPG staff has done a great job producing budget estimates for our firm so that we could accurately project expenses to ensure sufficient funds are necessary for our IP efforts.

It is this level of service during difficult times that separates the great IP firms such as PPG from the average. At no point did we detect a drop-off in attention and customer service despite the financial difficulties we were facing. PPG’s sensitivity to our situation and continued excellence in spite of hard times further strengthens our resolve to continue our relationship with PPG long-term and perhaps into more prosperous times for our company.”

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