This week, Reunion Neuroscience Inc. (NASDAQ: REUN, TSX: REUN) filed a lawsuit alleging that Mindset Pharma Inc. (CSE: MSET) (FSE: 9DF) (OTCQB: MSSTF) copied Reunion’s compound.
Reunion announced the lawsuit on Tuesday in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, alleging that Mindset knowingly copied Reunion’s RE104 compound and misleadingly presented that exact composition to the Patent Office as Mindset’s invention while applying for U.S. Patent No. 11,591,353.
“Mindset disagrees with and denies the allegations set forth by Reunion. The Company plans to vigorously defend itself against this lawsuit,” Mindset said in a statement.
Mindset’s goal is to create next-generation pharmaceutical assets that take advantage of the breakthrough therapeutic potential of psychedelic drugs. Mindset is currently working on multiple innovative families of psychedelic compounds, as well as a cost-effective process for synthesizing psilocybin and its own proprietary compounds.
Furthermore, the company has partnered with the McQuade Center for Strategic Research and Development, a member of the Otsuka Pharmaceuticals family of companies, to co-develop its short-duration compounds, Mindset Families 2 & 4.
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“Reunion is proud of its inventions to further its mission to improve the lives of patients and families who suffer from depression and other mental health disorders and intends to vigorously protect its intellectual property position to the fullest extent,” said the company in a statement.
Reunion’s primary asset, RE104, is a proprietary and original serotonergic psychedelic compound that is the only 4-OH-DiPT prodrug in clinical development. RE104 has the potential to rapidly relieve symptoms and provide long-lasting effectiveness as a potential treatment for postpartum depression.