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Which drugs does patent 7,449,012 protect, and when does it expire?


Patent ► Subscribe protects EPIPEN and EPIPEN JR. and is included in one NDA. There have been zero Paragraph IV challenges on Epipen and Epipen Jr.

This patent has thirty patent family members in seventeen countries.

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Title:Automatic injector
Abstract:An auto-injector for dispensing a predetermined dose of medicament is disclosed. The auto-injector includes a needle cover that is configured to move from a retracted position to an extended locked position. The auto-injector includes a first locking assembly to hold the needle cover in a locked retracted position and a second locking assembly to hold the needle cover in a locked extended position.
Inventor(s): Young; Matthew Egerton (Over Cambs, GB), Raven; Sophie Rebecca (Swavesey Cambs, GB), Murphy; Martin Joseph (Letchworth Garden City Herts, GB), Hurlstone; Christopher John (Newport Saffron Walden Essex, GB), Daintrey; Joseph William (Royston Herts, GB), Rochford; Craig Malcolm (Monxton Andover Hants, GB), Kirkwood; Stephen Philip (Haynes Beds, GB), Mathews; Colin James (Godmanchester Huntingdon, GB), Hill; Robert L. (Abingdon, MD), Wilmot; John Glyndwr (Mount Airy, MD)
Assignee: Meridian Medical Technologies, Inc. (Columbia, MD)
Application Number:11/095,664
Patent Claim Types:
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Dosage form; Use;

Applicant Tradename Generic Name Dosage NDA Approval Date TE Type RLD RS Patent No. Patent Expiration Product Substance Delist Req. Patented / Exclusive Use
Mylan Speciality Lp
EPIPEN
epinephrine
INJECTABLE;INTRAMUSCULAR, SUBCUTANEOUS019430-001Dec 22, 1987BXRXYesYes► Subscribe► SubscribeY
Mylan Speciality Lp
EPIPEN JR.
epinephrine
INJECTABLE;INTRAMUSCULAR, SUBCUTANEOUS019430-002Dec 22, 1987BXRXYesYes► Subscribe► SubscribeY
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Patent No. Title Estimated Patent Expiration
7,794,432Automatic injector with kickback attenuation► Subscribe
8,870,827Automatic injector► Subscribe
9,586,010Automatic injector with needle cover► Subscribe
8,048,035Automatic injector with needle cover► Subscribe
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Country Document Number Estimated Expiration Supplementary Protection Certificate SPC Country SPC Expiration
Australia2010201665► Subscribe
Australia2013222015► Subscribe
Canada2576776► Subscribe
Canada2683253► Subscribe
China101166551► Subscribe
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