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Details for Patent: 6,455,540

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Which drugs does patent 6,455,540 protect, and when does it expire?

Patent 6,455,540 protects FACTIVE and is included in one NDA. There has been one Paragraph IV challenge on Factive.

This patent has thirteen patent family members in twelve countries.

Summary for Patent: 6,455,540

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:09/976,323
Patent Claim Types:
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Use; Composition;

Applicant Tradename Generic Name Dosage NDA Approval Date Type RLD RS Patent No. Patent Expiration Product Substance Delist Req. Patented / Exclusive Use
Lg Life Sciences
FACTIVE
gemifloxacin mesylate
TABLET;ORAL021158-001Apr 4, 2003RXYesYes6,455,540► Subscribe USE OF QUINOLONE COMPOUNDS AGAINST ANAEROBIC PATHOGENIC BACTERIA
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Non-Orange Book Patents for Patent: 6,455,540

For Orange Book-listed patents (shown in the main table above) generic applications must certify that the listed patents are expired, invalid, or will not be infringed by generic entry.

The non-Orange Book patents listed below do not require formal certifications, so they do not automatically impede generic entry. Instead, they represent potential opportunities for branded firms to block generic entry through patent infringment challenges.

Patent No. Title Estimated Patent Expiration
6,262,071 Methods of use of antimicrobial compounds against pathogenic amycoplasma bacteria► Subscribe
6,803,376 Method of use of quinolone compounds against pneumococcal and haemophilus bacteria► Subscribe
7,595,328Methods of use of quinolone compounds against pneumococcal and Haemophilus bacteria► Subscribe
6,279,257 Flush mounting security frames and hardware► Subscribe
6,659,418 Positioning & locking hanging system► Subscribe
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International Patent Family for Patent: 6,455,540

Country Document Number Estimated Expiration Supplementary Protection Certificate SPC Country SPC Expiration
Canada2281817► Subscribe
Canada2282066► Subscribe
Canada2283141► Subscribe
Canada2283352► Subscribe
Cyprus1107381► Subscribe
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