Patents by Inventor Gerd Ritter

Gerd Ritter has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20200024350
    Abstract: Provided are antibodies that specifically bind to CTLA-4 and/or PD-1 and antagonize CTLA-4 and/or PD-1 function. Also provided are pharmaceutical compositions and kits 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 either alone or in combination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Marc VAN DIJK, Cornelia Anne MUNDT, Gerd RITTER, David SCHAER, Jedd David WOLCHOK, Taha MERGHOUB, Nicholas Stuart WILSON, David Adam SAVITSKY, Mark Arthur FINDEIS, Roberta ZAPPASODI, Rikke Bæk HOLMGAARD, Jean-Marie CUILLEROT, Igor PROSCURSHIM, Olga SHEBANOVA
  • Publication number: 20190367627
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides antibodies that specifically bind to human OX40 receptor (OX40) and/or human GITR receptor (GITR), including multispecific antibodies that bind, e.g., to OX40 and GITR, and compositions comprising such antibodies. The antibodies disclosed herein modulate OX40 and/or GITR activity e.g., enhance, activate, induce, reduce, deactivate, or inhibit OX40 and/or GITR activity. The present disclosure also provides methods for treating disorders, such as cancer, autoimmune diseases or disorders, or inflammatory diseases or disorders, by administering an antibody that specifically binds to human OX40 and/or human GITR and modulates OX40 and/or GITR activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Nicholas S. WILSON, Jeremy D. WAIGHT, Dennis J. UNDERWOOD, Ekaterina V. BREOUS-NYSTROM, Gerd RITTER, David SCHAER, Daniel HIRSCHHORN-CYMERMAN, Taha MERGHOUB, Marc VAN DIJK
  • Publication number: 20190352410
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides antibodies that specifically bind to human OX40 receptor (OX40) and compositions comprising such antibodies. In a specific aspect, the antibodies specifically bind to human OX40 and modulate OX40 activity, e.g., enhance, activate, or induce OX40 activity, or reduce, deactivate, or inhibit OX40 activity. The present disclosure also provides methods for treating disorders, such as cancer, by administering an antibody that specifically binds to human OX40 and modulates OX40 activity, e.g., enhances, activates, or induces OX40 activity. Also provided are methods for treating autoimmune or inflammatory diseases or disorders, by administering an antibody that specifically binds to human OX40 and modulates OX40 activity, e.g., reduces, deactivates, or inhibits OX40 activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Marc VAN DIJK, Ekaterina V. BREOUS-NYSTROM, Volker SEIBERT, Gerd RITTER, David SCHAER, Daniel HIRSCHHORN-CYMERMAN, Taha MERGHOUB, Hao TANG, David A. SAVITSKY, Jeremy WAIGHT, Nicholas S. WILSON
  • Patent number: 10479833
    Abstract: The instant disclosure provides antibodies that specifically bind to human CTLA-4 and antagonize CTLA-4 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: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignees: AGENUS INC., LUDWIG INSTITUTE FOR CANCER RESEARCH LTD, MEMORIAL SLOAN KETTERING CANCER CENTER
    Inventors: Marc van Dijk, Cornelia Anne Mundt, Gerd Ritter, David Schaer, Jedd David Wolchok, Taha Merghoub, David Adam Savitsky, Nicholas Stuart Wilson
  • Patent number: 10450373
    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: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignees: AGENUS INC., LUDWIG INSTITUTE FOR CANCER RESEARCH LTD, MEMORIAL SLOAN KETTERING CANCER CENTER
    Inventors: Marc Van Dijk, Cornelia Anne Mundt, Gerd Ritter, Jedd David Wolchok, Taha Merghoub, Roberta Zappasodi, Rikke Baek Holmgaard, David Schaer, David Adam Savitsky, Nicholas Stuart Wilson
  • Publication number: 20190309082
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides antibodies that specifically bind to human glucocorticoid-induced TNFR family related receptor (GITR) and compositions comprising such antibodies. In a specific aspect, the antibodies specifically bind to human GITR and modulate GITR activity, e.g., enhance, activate or induce GITR activity, utilizing such antibodies. The present disclosure also provides methods for treating disorders, such as cancer and infectious diseases, by administering an antibody that specifically binds to human GITR and modulates GITR activity e.g., enhances, activates or induces GITR activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Volker SEIBERT, Olivier LÉGER, Marc VAN DIJK, Taha MERGHOUB, David SCHAER, Gerd RITTER, Takemasa TSUJI
  • Publication number: 20190284291
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides antibodies that specifically bind to human OX40 receptor (OX40) and compositions comprising such antibodies. In a specific aspect, the antibodies specifically bind to human OX40 and modulate OX40 activity, e.g., enhance, activate, or induce OX40 activity, or reduce, deactivate, or inhibit OX40 activity. The present disclosure also provides methods for treating disorders, such as cancer, by administering an antibody that specifically binds to human OX40 and modulates OX40 activity, e.g., enhances, activates, or induces OX40 activity. Also provided are methods for treating autoimmune or inflammatory diseases or disorders, by administering an antibody that specifically binds to human OX40 and modulates OX40 activity, e.g., reduces, deactivates, or inhibits OX40 activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Marc VAN DIJK, Ekaterina V. Breous-Nystrom, Volker Seibert, Gerd Ritter, David Schaer, Daniel Hirschhorn-Cymerman, Taha Merghoub, Hao Tang, David A. Savitsky, Jeremy Waight, Nicholas S. Wilson
  • Patent number: 10394781
    Abstract: A method includes initiating, at backend server, a process for synchronization of a data record stored locally on a client computing device with a corresponding data record stored in a backend database. The synchronization process includes comparing the hash value of the data record stored locally on the client computing device and the hash value of the corresponding data record stored in the backend database, and based on the comparing, sending information about the corresponding data record stored in the backend database to the client computing device, if needed for updating the data record stored locally on the client computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Gerd Ritter, Marco Eidinger, Rene Gross
  • Publication number: 20190256601
    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: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: MARC VAN DIJK, CORNELIA ANNE MUNDT, GERD RITTER, JEDD DAVID WOLCHOK, TAHA MERGHOUB, ROBERTA ZAPPASODI, RIKKE BAEK HOLMGAARD, DAVID SCHAER, DAVID ADAM SAVITSKY, NICHOLAS STUART WILSON
  • Patent number: 10385138
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to the membrane transporter NaPi2b (SLC34A2) as a target for therapy, including immunotherapy, and particularly cancer therapy. The SLC34A2 epitope peptide encompassing amino acids 312-340 of SLC34A2 has been identified as an ovarian cancer epitope using the monoclonal antibody MX35. The invention also relates to the use of SLC34A2 and particularly SLC34A2 peptides in generating antibodies which have anti-tumor or anti-cancer activity or in stimulating an immunological response. The invention further relates to antibodies specifically directed against NaPi2b (SLC34A2) and the SLC34A2 peptide(s), including veneered, chimeric, single chain and humanized antibodies. Methods for generating an immune response and for treatment of tumors and cancer are also provided. Assays for screening and identifying compounds directed against SLC34A2, including the SLC34A2 epitope peptide, and additional antibodies are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignees: Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research Ltd., Sloan-Kettering Cancer Institute, Institute of Molecular Biology and Genetics National Academy of Science of Ukraine
    Inventors: Gerd Ritter, Beatrice Yin, Anne Murray, George Mark, Lloyd J. Old, Kenneth Lloyd, Serhiy Souchelnytskiy, Ivan Gout, Valeriy Filonenko, Ramziya Kiyamova
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20190171752
    Abstract: Techniques are described for dynamically synchronizing applications executed on a client device with backend systems. An example method includes identifying a triggering event associated with a request to perform a synchronization of a client application, where the request is associated with a request for a partial synchronization of the client application. A set of information defining a request context associated with the request is obtained. A set of potential partial synchronization scenarios are identified, where each of the potential partial synchronization scenarios associated with a predefined synchronization context. The request context is compared to the predefined synchronization contexts of the set of potential partial synchronization scenarios to identify a particular partial synchronization scenario corresponding to the request context.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Gerd Ritter, Thomas Konstandin, Carsten Brandt, Tim Kornmann
  • Publication number: 20190135919
    Abstract: The instant disclosure provides antibodies that specifically bind to human CTLA-4 and antagonize CTLA-4 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: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Marc van Dijk, Cornelia Anne Mundt, Gerd Ritter, David Schaer, Jedd David Wolchok, Taha Merghoub, David Adam Savitsky, Nicholas Stuart Wilson
  • Patent number: 10280226
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides antibodies that specifically bind to human glucocorticoid-induced TNFR family related receptor (GITR) and compositions comprising such antibodies. In a specific aspect, the antibodies specifically bind to human GITR and modulate GITR activity, e.g., enhance, activate or induce GITR activity, utilizing such antibodies. The present disclosure also provides methods for treating disorders, such as cancer and infectious diseases, by administering an antibody that specifically binds to human GITR and modulates GITR activity e.g., enhances, activates or induces GITR activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignees: Agenus Inc., Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research Ltd
    Inventors: Volker Seibert, Olivier Léger, Marc Van Dijk, Taha Merghoub, David Schaer, Gerd Ritter, Takemasa Tsuji
  • Patent number: 10259882
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides antibodies that specifically bind to human OX40 receptor (OX40) and compositions comprising such antibodies. In a specific aspect, the antibodies specifically bind to human OX40 and modulate OX40 activity, e.g., enhance, activate, or induce OX40 activity, or reduce, deactivate, or inhibit OX40 activity. The present disclosure also provides methods for treating disorders, such as cancer, by administering an antibody that specifically binds to human OX40 and modulates OX40 activity, e.g., enhances, activates, or induces OX40 activity. Also provided are methods for treating autoimmune or inflammatory diseases or disorders, by administering an antibody that specifically binds to human OX40 and modulates OX40 activity, e.g., reduces, deactivates, or inhibits OX40 activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignees: Agenus Inc., Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research Ltd
    Inventors: Marc Van Dijk, Ekaterina V. Breous-Nystrom, Gerd Ritter, David Schaer, Daniel Hirschhorn-Cymerman, Taha Merghoub, Hao Tang, David A. Savitsky, Nicholas S. Wilson
  • Publication number: 20190062446
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides antibodies that specifically bind to human glucocorticoid-induced TNFR family related receptor (GITR) and compositions comprising such antibodies. In a specific aspect, the antibodies specifically bind to human GITR and modulate GITR activity, e.g., enhance, activate or induce GITR activity, utilizing such antibodies. The present disclosure also provides methods for treating disorders, such as cancer and infectious diseases, by administering an antibody that specifically binds to human GITR and modulates GITR activity e.g., enhances, activates or induces GITR activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: Volker SEIBERT, Olivier LÉGER, Marc VAN DIJK, Taha MERGHOUB, David SCHAER, Gerd RITTER, Takemasa TSUJI
  • Publication number: 20190010239
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides antibodies that specifically bind to human glucocorticoid-induced TNFR family related receptor (GITR) and compositions comprising such antibodies. In a specific aspect, the antibodies specifically bind to human GITR and modulate GITR activity, e.g., enhance, activate or induce GITR activity, utilizing such antibodies. The present disclosure also provides methods for treating disorders, such as cancer and infectious diseases, by administering an antibody that specifically binds to human GITR and modulates GITR activity e.g., enhances, activates or induces GITR activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Inventors: Ana M. GONZALEZ, Nicholas S. WILSON, Dennis J. UNDERWOOD, Volker SEIBERT, Olivier LÉGER, Marc VAN DIJK, Roberta ZAPPASODI, Taha MERGHOUB, Jedd David WOLCHOK, David SCHAER, Gerd RITTER, Takemasa TSUJI
  • Patent number: 10155818
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides antibodies that specifically bind to human glucocorticoid-induced TNFR family related receptor (GITR) and compositions comprising such antibodies. In a specific aspect, the antibodies specifically bind to human GITR and modulate GITR activity, e.g., enhance, activate or induce GITR activity, utilizing such antibodies. The present disclosure also provides methods for treating disorders, such as cancer and infectious diseases, by administering an antibody that specifically binds to human GITR and modulates GITR activity e.g., enhances, activates or induces GITR activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignees: Agenus Inc., Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research Ltd.
    Inventors: Volker Seibert, Olivier Léger, Marc Van Dijk, Taha Merghoub, David Schaer, Gerd Ritter, Takemasa Tsuji
  • Publication number: 20180355051
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides antibodies that specifically bind to human glucocorticoid-induced TNFR family related receptor (GITR) and compositions comprising such antibodies. In a specific aspect, the antibodies specifically bind to human GITR and modulate GITR activity, e.g., enhance, activate or induce GITR activity, utilizing such antibodies. The present disclosure also provides methods for treating disorders, such as cancer and infectious diseases, by administering an antibody that specifically binds to human GITR and modulates GITR activity e.g., enhances, activates or induces GITR activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventors: Ana M. GONZALEZ, Nicholas S. WILSON, Dennis J. UNDERWOOD, Volker SEIBERT, Olivier LÉGER, Marc VAN DIJK, Roberta ZAPPASODI, Taha MERGHOUB, Jedd David WOLCHOK, David SCHAER, Gerd RITTER, Takemasa TSUJI
  • Patent number: 10144779
    Abstract: The instant disclosure provides antibodies that specifically bind to human CTLA-4 and antagonize CTLA-4 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: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignees: AGENUS INC., LUDWIG INSTITUTE FOR CANCER RESEARCH LTD, MEMORIAL SLOAN KETTERING CANCER CENTER
    Inventors: Marc van Dijk, Cornelia Anne Mundt, Gerd Ritter, David Schaer, Jedd David Wolchok, Taha Merghoub, David Adam Savitsky, Nicholas Stuart Wilson