SOURCE: Agile Therapeutics

Agile Therapeutics

August 27, 2012 09:00 ET

Agile Therapeutics Announces Three New U.S. Patents on Its Technology and the Brand Name Twirla™ for Its First Contraceptive Patch

New Patents Issued Provide Patent Protection Through at Least 2028

PRINCETON, NJ--(Marketwire - Aug 27, 2012) -  Agile Therapeutics today announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued three new patents with claims related to its contraceptive patch technology. The three new patents add to the company's existing portfolio and extend protection of the company's proprietary transdermal technology through at least 2028. Agile has also received a notice of allowance from the USPTO for the trademark Twirla™, and conditional acceptance from the FDA to use the proprietary name "Twirla" for its AG200-15 contraceptive patch, pending final agency review prior to NDA approval.

"We are thrilled that the USPTO issued these additional patents -- it underscores the proprietary nature of our transdermal technology and enhances the value of our intellectual property estate," said Al Altomari, President and CEO of Agile Therapeutics. "We are continuing to develop our patent portfolio in key markets around the world and the expansion in the U.S. is a great step forward."

The table below summarizes the issued U.S. patents currently held by Agile Therapeutics that are relevant to AG200-15:

U.S. Patent Number Date of Issue Patent Expiration
8,246,978 August 21, 2012 2028
8,221,785 July 17, 2012 2021
8,221,784 July 17, 2012 2021
7,384,650 June 10, 2008 2021
7,045,145 May 16, 2006 2021

About Agile Therapeutics
Agile Therapeutics is a pharmaceutical development company specializing in Women's Healthcare products, with an initial focus on providing women with more options and more convenient methods of hormonal contraception. The company's lead product, AG200-15, is a once-weekly contraceptive patch that recently completed Phase III clinical trials. In addition, Agile is also developing a low dose, progestin-only contraceptive patch, AG890 (formerly AG900). Both AG200-15 and AG890 incorporate proprietary transdermal delivery technology, Skinfusion®, developed by Agile, consisting of an active and peripheral adhesive system that allows stable drug delivery and dependable adhesion over seven days. For more information, please visit

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