AREAS COVERED: This review of 55 benzothiazole-related patents, filed from 2015 to 2020, covers a wide range of pharmacological activities. These patents were collated from Google Patents and Lens search engines. The inventions were categorized and discussed based on their respective group of target diseases, including metabolic diseases, cancer, inflammation, neurodegeneration, viral diseases, bacterial infections, fibrosis and thrombosis.
EXPERT OPINION: Benzothiazole has shown to be a scaffold with great pharmacological importance and thus, serves as a building block for the development of derivatives having high therapeutic activity. Benzothiazole derivatives were patented for a range of therapeutic applications, with a special focus on cancer research. Several compounds have the potential to progress into the market, given that they exert both selectivity and in vivo efficacy. Others require a more thorough study to obtain adequate information on the compounds.