Eddie_Kehoe_colourThe Principal, Eddie Kehoe, has been searching, examining, abstracting and interpreting patent specifications for 40 years. Initially a Chemist, Eddie has covered most subject areas but has been mainly concerned with Pharmaceutical Patents over the last 20 years.


Patents are a complex mix of technological and legal matter and require a certain approach to quickly and effectively understand them.

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What is a Claimed Intermediate?
A Claimed Intermediate is here defined as a novel pharmaceutical process intermediate which is preferably highly stable, highly isolatable, highly purifiable (optionally with appropriate chirality) and claimed as a compound in a pharmaceutical process patent specification from which it may be subject to a 20 year patent protection term.