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Details for Patent: 6,472,563

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Which drugs does patent 6,472,563 protect, and when does it expire?


Patent 6,472,563 protects BROVANA and is included in one NDA. There has been one Paragraph IV challenge on Brovana. There is one tentative approval for the compound protected by this patent. Additional details are available via the generic ingredient links below.

This patent has thirteen patent family members in twelve countries.

Summary for Patent: 6,472,563

Title: Formoterol tartrate process and polymorph
Abstract:A method of preparation of a highly pure salt of R,R-formoterol L-tartrate is disclosed. The process provides the most thermodynamically stable polymorph by recrystallization of a novel polymorph.
Inventor(s): Tanoury; Gerald J. (Hudson, MA), Senanayake; Chris H. (Shrewsbury, MA), Kessler; Donald W (Groton, MA)
Assignee: Sepracor Inc. (Marlborough, MA)
Application Number:10/037,183
Patent Claim Types:
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Compound; Process; Use; Composition; Delivery; Dosage form;

Applicant Tradename Generic Name Dosage NDA Approval Date TE Type RLD RS Patent No. Patent Expiration Product Substance Delist Req. Patented / Exclusive Use
Sunovion
BROVANA
arformoterol tartrate
SOLUTION;INHALATION021912-001Oct 6, 2006RXYesYes6,472,563► SubscribeY
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Non-Orange Book Patents for Patent: 6,472,563

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
8,110,706Formoterol tartrate process and polymorph► Subscribe
7,342,132Formoterol tartrate process and polymorph► Subscribe
7,479,572Formoterol tartrate process and polymorph► Subscribe
6,720,453 Formoterol tartrate polymorph► Subscribe
7,964,753Formoterol tartrate process and polymorph► Subscribe
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International Patent Family for Patent: 6,472,563

Country Document Number Estimated Expiration Supplementary Protection Certificate SPC Country SPC Expiration
Japan4271574► Subscribe
Japan2005509025► Subscribe
Spain2336436► Subscribe
European Patent Office2165999► Subscribe
Germany60234629► Subscribe
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