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Details for Patent: 7,320,969

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Patent 7,320,969 protects SEASONIQUE and is included in one NDA. There has been one Paragraph IV challenge on Seasonique. 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 thirty-two patent family members in twenty countries.

Summary for Patent: 7,320,969

Title:Oral contraceptives to prevent pregnancy and diminish premenstrual symptomatology
Abstract:This invention relates to a method of preventing pregnancy and treating PMS including PMDD. More particularly, the invention relates to a method, which involves administering one of several combination oral contraceptive regimens in combination with an antidepressant and a kit containing the same.
Inventor(s): Bell; Robert G. (Palm Harbor, FL), Ben-Maimon; Carole (Merion, PA), Iskold; Beata (Livingston, NJ)
Assignee: Duramed Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Cincinnati, OH)
Application Number:10/309,313
Patent Claim Types:
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Use; Delivery;
Patent Metrics:
Source: PatentQuant.com
Field: Pharmaceuticals
Back Citations: 52nd percentile
Forward Citations: 3rd percentile

Applicant Tradename Generic Name Dosage NDA Approval Date Type RLD Patent No. Patent Expiration Product Substance Delist Req. Patented / Exclusive Use
Teva Branded Pharm
SEASONIQUE
ethinyl estradiol; levonorgestrel
TABLET;ORAL021840-001May 25, 2006RXYes7,320,969► subscribe PREVENTION OF PREGNANCY IN WOMEN WHO ELECT TO USE ORAL CONTRACEPTIVES AS A METHOD OF CONTRACEPTION
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Non-Orange Book Patents for Patent: 7,320,969

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Patent No. Title Estimated Patent Expiration
8,680,084Oral contraceptives to prevent pregnancy and diminish premenstrual symptomatology► subscribe
7,615,545Oral contraceptives to prevent pregnancy and diminish premenstrual symptomatology► subscribe
7,858,605Oral contraceptives to prevent pregnancy and diminish premenstrual symptomatology► subscribe
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International Patent Family for Patent: 7,320,969

Country Document Number Estimated Expiration Supplementary Protection Certificate SPC Country SPC Expiration
Slovenia1453521► subscribe
Russian Federation2351339► subscribe
Russian Federation2004121155► subscribe
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