Intangible assets such as patents increasingly dominate the global business landscape, especially in the pharmaceutical sector.
- Intangible assets are estimated to be worth trillions of dollars in the United States alone.
- These assets drive deals as companies acquire smaller patent holders.
- In growing sectors such as cannabis, smaller companies are rushing to establish intangible assets ready for expected market growth.
Lexaria Bioscience Corp. (CSE: LXX) (OTCQX: LXRP) (LXRP Profile) is one of the leaders in the world of cannabis, with applications made for more than 50 different patents and more to come. Tilray Inc. (NASDAQ: TLRY) is also focusing on building its intellectual property (IP) portfolio, including exclusive rights to at least 22 issued or pending patents. In wake of receiving FDA approval of its Epidiolex® (cannabidiol) oral solution for the treatment of seizures associated with two rare and severe forms of epilepsy, GW Pharmaceuticals Plc (NASDAQ: GWPH) has applied for five new Epidiolex patents. Recently Canopy Growth Corporation (NYSE: CGC) announced that it has, alone or with its subsidiary or joint-venture partners, filed eight provisional U.S. patents pertaining to the delivery and application of cannabis and cannabinoid-based therapeutics. And through its ownership of CanniMed, Aurora Cannabis, Inc. (OTCQX: ACBFF) has obtained six patents related to cannabinoid delivery for pain management.
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About Lexaria Bioscience Corp.
Lexaria Bioscience Corp. licenses disruptive patented delivery technology that promotes healthier ingestion methods, lower overall dosing and higher effectiveness of lipophilic active molecules. Lexaria has multiple patents pending in over 40 countries around the world and has patents granted in the USA and in Australia for utilization of its DehydraTECH™ delivery technology. Lexaria’s technology provides increases in intestinal absorption rates; more rapid delivery to the bloodstream; and important taste-masking benefits, for orally administered bioactive molecules including cannabinoids, vitamins, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), nicotine and other molecules. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.LexariaBioscience.com
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