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Details for Patent: 6,331,550

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Patent 6,331,550 protects FACTIVE and is included in one NDA. There has been one Paragraph IV challenge on Factive.

This patent has seventeen patent family members in twelve countries.

Summary for Patent: 6,331,550

Title: Methods of use of quinolone compounds against anaerobic pathogenic bacteria
Abstract:This invention relates, in part, to newly identified methods of using quinolone antibiotics, particularly a gemifloxacin compound against pathogenic bacteria, especially anaerobic pathogens.
Inventor(s): Citron; Diane M. (Santa Monica, CA), Goldstein; Ellie J. C. (Santa Monica, CA)
Assignee: SmithKline Beecham Corporation (Philadelphia, PA)
Application Number:09/400,144
Patent Claim Types:
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Use; Composition;
Patent Metrics:
Source: PatentQuant.com
Field: Not categorized
Back Citations: 2nd percentile
Forward Citations: 0th percentile

Applicant Tradename Generic Name Dosage NDA Approval Date Type RLD Patent No. Patent Expiration Product Substance Delist Req. Patented / Exclusive Use
Lg Life Sciences
FACTIVE
gemifloxacin mesylate
TABLET;ORAL021158-001Apr 4, 2003RXYes6,331,550► subscribe USE OF QUINOLONE COMPOUNDS AGAINST ANAEROBIC PATHOGENIC BACTERIA
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Non-Orange Book Patents for Patent: 6,331,550

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Patent No. Title Estimated Patent Expiration
7,595,328Methods of use of quinolone compounds against pneumococcal and Haemophilus bacteria► subscribe
6,455,540 Methods of use of quinolone compounds against anaerobic pathogenic bacteria► subscribe
6,238,878 FVlla/TF activity inhibiting compounds► subscribe
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International Patent Family for Patent: 6,331,550

Country Document Number Estimated Expiration Supplementary Protection Certificate SPC Country SPC Expiration
Austria383157► subscribe
Australia5062100► subscribe
Australia6201600► subscribe
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