Patents Examined by Ilia I Ouspenski
  • Patent number: 10323091
    Abstract: The instant disclosure provides antibodies that specifically bind to human PD-1 and antagonize PD-1 function. Also provided are pharmaceutical compositions comprising these antibodies, nucleic acids encoding these antibodies, expression vectors and host cells for making these antibodies, and methods of treating a subject using these antibodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignees: Agenus Inc., Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research Ltd
    Inventors: Marc van Dijk, Nicholas Stuart Wilson, Cornelia Anne Mundt, Gerd Ritter, Jedd David Wolchok, Taha Merghoub, Roberta Zappasodi, Rikke Bæk Holmgaard, David Schaer, David Adam Savitsky
  • Patent number: 10323092
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a method for immunotherapy of a subject afflicted with cancer, comprises administering to the subject a composition comprising a therapeutically effective amount of an antibody that inhibits signaling from the PD-1/PD-L1 signaling pathway. This disclosure also provides a method for immunotherapy of a subject afflicted with cancer comprising selecting a subject that is a suitable candidate for immunotherapy based on an assessment that the proportion of cells in a test tissue sample from the subject that express PD-L1 on the cell surface exceeds a predetermined threshold level, and administering a therapeutically effective amount of an anti-PD-1 antibody to the selected subject. The invention additionally provides rabbit mAbs that bind specifically to a cell surface-expressed PD-L1 antigen in a FFPE tissue sample, and an automated IHC method for assessing cell surface expression in FFPE tissues using the provided anti-PD-L1 Abs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
    Inventors: John P. Cogswell, Stacie M. Goldberg, Ashok K. Gupta, Maria Jure-Kunkel, Xi-Tao Wang, Jon M. Wigginton
  • Patent number: 10323093
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a method for immunotherapy of a subject afflicted with cancer, comprises administering to the subject a composition comprising a therapeutically effective amount of an antibody that inhibits signaling from the PD-1/PD-L1 signaling pathway. This disclosure also provides a method for immunotherapy of a subject afflicted with cancer comprising selecting a subject that is a suitable candidate for immunotherapy based on an assessment that the proportion of cells in a test tissue sample from the subject that express PD-L1 on the cell surface exceeds a predetermined threshold level, and administering a therapeutically effective amount of an anti-PD-1 antibody to the selected subject. The invention additionally provides rabbit mAbs that bind specifically to a cell surface-expressed PD-L1 antigen in a FFPE tissue sample, and an automated IHC method for assessing cell surface expression in FFPE tissues using the provided anti-PD-L1 Abs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
    Inventors: John P. Cogswell, Stacie M. Goldberg, Ashok K. Gupta, Maria Jure-Kunkel, Xi-Tao Wang, Jon M. Wigginton
  • Patent number: 10316089
    Abstract: The present invention relates to antibodies that bind human programmed cell death 1 (PD-1), and may be useful for treating cancer alone and in combination with chemotherapy and other cancer therapeutics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: INNOVENT BIOLOGICS (SUZHOU) CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Hemanta Baruah, Cheng Chen, Xiaolin Liu, Andy Tsun, Dechao Michael Yu
  • Patent number: 10316090
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a method for immunotherapy of a subject afflicted with cancer, comprises administering to the subject a composition comprising a therapeutically effective amount of an antibody that inhibits signaling from the PD-1/PD-L1 signaling pathway. This disclosure also provides a method for immunotherapy of a subject afflicted with cancer comprising selecting a subject that is a suitable candidate for immunotherapy based on an assessment that the proportion of cells in a test tissue sample from the subject that express PD-L1 on the cell surface exceeds a predetermined threshold level, and administering a therapeutically effective amount of an anti-PD-1 antibody to the selected subject. The invention additionally provides rabbit mAbs that bind specifically to a cell surface-expressed PD-L1 antigen in a FFPE tissue sample, and an automated IHC method for assessing cell surface expression in FFPE tissues using the provided anti-PD-L1 Abs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
    Inventors: John P. Cogswell, Stacie M. Goldberg, Ashok K. Gupta, Maria Jure-Kunkel, Xi-Tao Wang, Jon M. Wigginton
  • Patent number: 10316091
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a method for immunotherapy of a subject afflicted with cancer, comprises administering to the subject a composition comprising a therapeutically effective amount of an antibody that inhibits signaling from the PD-1/PD-L1 signaling pathway. This disclosure also provides a method for immunotherapy of a subject afflicted with cancer comprising selecting a subject that is a suitable candidate for immunotherapy based on an assessment that the proportion of cells in a test tissue sample from the subject that express PD-L1 on the cell surface exceeds a predetermined threshold level, and administering a therapeutically effective amount of an anti-PD-1 antibody to the selected subject. The invention additionally provides rabbit mAbs that bind specifically to a cell surface-expressed PD-L1 antigen in a FFPE tissue sample, and an automated IHC method for assessing cell surface expression in FFPE tissues using the provided anti-PD-L1 Abs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
    Inventors: John P. Cogswell, Stacie M. Goldberg, Ashok K. Gupta, Maria Jure-Kunkel, Xi-Tao Wang, Jon M. Wigginton
  • Patent number: 10316092
    Abstract: The present invention relates to antibodies and their antigen-binding fragments and to other molecules that are capable of immunospecifically binding to the B7-H5 ligand of the B7-H5:CD28H pathway, and to the uses of such molecules in the treatment and diagnosis of autoimmune disease, transplant rejection and other inflammatory diseases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignees: THE JOHN HOPKINS UNIVERSITY, MEDIMMUNE, LLC
    Inventors: Sheng Yao, Lieping Chen, Linda Liu, Solomon Langermann
  • Patent number: 10308714
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a method for immunotherapy of a subject afflicted with cancer, comprises administering to the subject a composition comprising a therapeutically effective amount of an antibody that inhibits signaling from the PD-1/PD-L1 signaling pathway. This disclosure also provides a method for immunotherapy of a subject afflicted with cancer comprising selecting a subject that is a suitable candidate for immunotherapy based on an assessment that the proportion of cells in a test tissue sample from the subject that express PD-L1 on the cell surface exceeds a predetermined threshold level, and administering a therapeutically effective amount of an anti-PD-1 antibody to the selected subject. The invention additionally provides rabbit mAbs that bind specifically to a cell surface-expressed PD-L1 antigen in a FFPE tissue sample, and an automated IHC method for assessing cell surface expression in FFPE tissues using the provided anti-PD-L1 Abs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
    Inventors: John P. Cogswell, Stacie M. Goldberg, Ashok K. Gupta, Maria Jure-Kunkel, Xi-Tao Wang, Jon M. Wigginton
  • Patent number: 10308702
    Abstract: The present invention provides nucleic acids encoding B7-related factors that modulate the activation of immune or inflammatory response cells, such as T-cells. Also provided are expression vectors and fusion constructs comprising nucleic acids encoding B7-related polypeptides, including BSL1, BSL2, and BSL3. The present invention further provides isolated B7-related polypeptides, isolated fusion proteins comprising B7-related polypeptides, and antibodies that are specifically reactive with B7-related polypeptides, or portions thereof. In addition, the present invention provides assays utilizing B7-related nucleic acids, polypeptides, or peptides. The present invention further provides compositions of B7-related nucleic acids, polypeptides, fusion proteins, or antibodies that are useful for the immunomodulation of a human or animal subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Bristol-Myers Squibb Comapny
    Inventors: Glen Eugene Mikesell, Han Chang, Robert James Peach
  • Patent number: 10280209
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method for the treatment of a non-pathogen associated inflammatory disorders in a subject in need thereof, comprising administering to said subject an isolated peptide which specifically binds to an amino acid sequence within the dimer interface of a T cell costimulatory pathway member, particularly the T cell costimulatory pathway members CD28 and CTLA4. The present disclosure also relates to pharmaceutical compositions comprising the isolated peptide and to use of the peptide in treating of a non-pathogen associated inflammatory disorders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignees: ATOX BIO LTD., YISSUM RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT COMPANY OF THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM LTD
    Inventors: Raymond Kaempfer, Anat Shirvan, Gila Arad
  • Patent number: 10280228
    Abstract: The present invention concerns dosages for treatment of human cancer patients with an anti-Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR) antibody.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Genentech, Inc.
    Inventors: Sharon A. Baughman, Steven Shak
  • Patent number: 10273306
    Abstract: The invention relates to a specific antibody directed against, for use for treating graft versus host disease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignees: INSERM (Institut National de la Sante et de la Recherche Medicale), Centre Leon Berard, Université d' Aix-Marseille
    Inventors: Gilles Marodon, Daniel Olive, Christine Menetrier-Caux
  • Patent number: 10273301
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel antibodies and fragments that bind to a V-domain Ig Suppressor of T cell Activation (VISTA), and methods of making and using same. Methods of use include methods of treatment of cancer, including leukemias, lymphomas, solid tumors and melanomas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: JANSSEN PHARMACEUTICA NV
    Inventors: Linda Snyder, Gordon Powers
  • Patent number: 10266594
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a method for immunotherapy of a subject afflicted with cancer, comprises administering to the subject a composition comprising a therapeutically effective amount of an antibody that inhibits signaling from the PD-1/PD-L1 signaling pathway. This disclosure also provides a method for immunotherapy of a subject afflicted with cancer comprising selecting a subject that is a suitable candidate for immunotherapy based on an assessment that the proportion of cells in a test tissue sample from the subject that express PD-L1 on the cell surface exceeds a predetermined threshold level, and administering a therapeutically effective amount of an anti-PD-1 antibody to the selected subject. The invention additionally provides rabbit mAbs that bind specifically to a cell surface-expressed PD-L1 antigen in a FFPE tissue sample, and an automated IHC method for assessing cell surface expression in FFPE tissues using the provided anti-PD-L1 Abs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
    Inventors: John P. Cogswell, Stacie M. Goldberg, Ashok K. Gupta, Maria Jure-Kunkel, Xi-Tao Wang, Jon M. Wigginton
  • Patent number: 10266595
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a method for immunotherapy of a subject afflicted with cancer, comprises administering to the subject a composition comprising a therapeutically effective amount of an antibody that inhibits signaling from the PD-1/PD-L1 signaling pathway. This disclosure also provides a method for immunotherapy of a subject afflicted with cancer comprising selecting a subject that is a suitable candidate for immunotherapy based on an assessment that the proportion of cells in a test tissue sample from the subject that express PD-L1 on the cell surface exceeds a predetermined threshold level, and administering a therapeutically effective amount of an anti-PD-1 antibody to the selected subject. The invention additionally provides rabbit mAbs that bind specifically to a cell surface-expressed PD-L1 antigen in a FFPE tissue sample, and an automated IHC method for assessing cell surface expression in FFPE tissues using the provided anti-PD-L1 Abs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
    Inventors: John P. Cogswell, Stacie M. Goldberg, Ashok K. Gupta, Maria Jure-Kunkel, Xi-Tao Wang, Jon M. Wigginton
  • Patent number: 10259849
    Abstract: The present invention relates to B7-H4-specific compositions and methods of use thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania
    Inventors: Nathalie Scholler, Denarda Dangaj, Aizhi Zhao, Daniel J. Powell
  • Patent number: 10251945
    Abstract: The present invention provides isolated monoclonal antibodies (e.g., humanized and human monoclonal antibodies) that bind to human Inducible T Cell COStimulator (ICOS) and exhibit therapeutically desirable functional properties, e.g., the ability to stimulate human ICOS activity. Nucleic acid molecules encoding the antibodies of the invention, expression vectors, host cells, and methods for expressing the antibodies of the invention are also provided. Immunoconjugates, bispecific molecules, and pharmaceutical compositions comprising the antibodies of the invention are also provided. The antibodies of the invention can be used, for example, as an agonist to stimulate or enhance an immune response in a subject, e.g., antigen-specific T cell responses against a tumor or viral antigen. The antibodies of the invention can also be used in combination with other antibodies (e.g., PD-1, PD-L1, and/or CTLA-4 antibodies) to treat, for example, cancer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB COMPANY
    Inventors: John J. Engelhardt, Mark J. Selby, Alan J. Korman, Mary Diane Feingersh, Brenda L. Stevens
  • Patent number: 10253097
    Abstract: An antibody capable of potentiating immune responses and modifying existing states of immune responsiveness is described, as is the sequence of the antibody. Also described are compositions containing the antibody, as well as methods for using the antibody and the compositions to enhance immune responses, to enhance DC function, to modify an existing state of immune responsiveness, to immunize individuals, or to treat or inhibit conditions such as allergic asthma.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
    Inventors: Larry R. Pease, Virginia Van Keulen, Bogolub Ciric
  • Patent number: 10239942
    Abstract: Antibodies that bind to programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1), compositions comprising such antibodies, and methods of making and using such antibodies are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: PD-1 Acquisition Group, LLC
    Inventors: Najmia Amirina, Hareesh Chamarthi, Maria Isabel Chiu, Daniel Doty, Bin Feng, Aleksander Jonca, Thomas McQuade, Anhco Nguyen, Sheila Ranganath, Hans Albert Felix Scheuplein, Vikki A. Spaulding, Lei Wang, Jennifer Watkins-Yoon, Sri Sahitya Vadde
  • Patent number: 10233242
    Abstract: A method of treating, preventing, or delaying the progression of Type 1 diabetes mellitus autoimmunity by administering an effective amount of a cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated antigen 4 (CTLA4) molecule is provided herewith. The CTLA4 molecule may be a fusion protein of a CTLA4 extracellular region and an immunoglobulin, such as abatacept.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: DMNOMORE
    Inventor: Tihamer Orban