DENVER – United Cannabis Corporation (OTCBB: CNAB) (the “Company” or “United Cannabis”) announced today that it has received a Notice of Allowance from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) for its application for a new patent that claims methods of using and preparing cannabinoid formulations. The allowed application will mature into an issued patent once the issue fee is paid to the USPTO.
The allowed application is a divisional of the application that was previously allowed by the USPTO and which matured into the Company’s US Patent No. 9,730,911 (the “‘911 Patent”). The ‘911 Patent was issued on August 15, 2017.
Jesús Vázquez, Vice President and General Counsel of the Company and who was recently named as one of the “50 Most Influential People in IP 2019: Industry Leaders” by the publication “Managing Intellectual Property,” commented: “The new patent will compliment and will have the same priority date as our ‘911 Patent. It will be a valuable addition to the Company’s patent portfolio.”
Vázquez added: “The USPTO concluded that the claims in the new patent “are neither anticipated nor rendered obvious over the record.” This is significant because the materials in the “record” that were reviewed by the USPTO include materials that our adversary in pending litigation has argued invalidate our ‘911 Patent. If those materials do not invalidate the claims in the new patent, they do not invalidate the claims in the ‘911 Patent.”
Earnie Blackmon, Chief Executive Officer of United Cannabis, commented: “This development further confirms and protects our innovative approach to the advancement and use of cannabinoids for medical applications. As the broader medical and regulatory communities begin to recognize the opportunities within the sector it is increasingly important that we protect the innovations we have developed and the investment we have made along the way.”
About United Cannabis Corporation
United Cannabis Corporation is a biotechnology company dedicated to the advancement of cannabinoids for medical applications and is building a platform for designing targeted therapies to increase the quality of life for patients around the world. The Company develops, produces and distributes proprietary cannabis-centric products and technologies, including its patented product brand, Prana Bio Nutrient Medicinals, and has established a strong presence in the hemp-derived CBD market, with a state-of-the-art grow, processing, testing and production facility in Colorado. United Cannabis also licenses its intellectual properties relating to the legalized growth, production, manufacture, marketing, management, utilization and distribution of medical and recreational marijuana and marijuana-infused products. Most importantly, United Cannabis is always driven by its underlying mission to help people in pain.