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Details for Patent: 7,659,256

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Which drugs does patent 7,659,256 protect, and when does it expire?

Patent 7,659,256 protects QSYMIA and is included in one NDA.

This patent has twenty-two patent family members in ten countries.
Summary for Patent: 7,659,256
Title:Combination therapy for effecting weight loss and treating obesity
Abstract: The present invention features a novel therapy for effecting weight loss which involves treating a subject with a sympathomimetic agent (e.g., phentermine or a phentermine-like drug) in combination with an anticonvulsant sulfamate derivative (e.g., topiramate) such that the subject experiences weight loss. The combination methods of the present invention also are effective against symptoms associated with Syndrome X. The invention also features pharmaceutical compositions and kits for use in the practice of these novel therapies.
Inventor(s): Najarian; Thomas (Los Osos, CA)
Assignee: Vivus, Inc. (Mountain View, CA)
Application Number:11/385,199
Patent Litigation and PTAB cases: See patent lawsuits and PTAB cases for patent 7,659,256
Patent Claim Types:
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Use; Formulation; Dosage form; Delivery; Composition;

Drugs Protected by US Patent 7,659,256

Applicant Tradename Generic Name Dosage NDA Approval Date TE Type RLD RS Patent No. Patent Expiration Product Substance Delist Req. Patented / Exclusive Use Patent Submitted
Vivus QSYMIA phentermine hydrochloride; topiramate CAPSULE, EXTENDED RELEASE;ORAL 022580-001 Jul 17, 2012 RX Yes No ➤ Sign Up ➤ Sign Up Y USE OF QSYMIA (PHENTERMINE AND TOPIRAMATE) FOR WEIGHT MANAGEMENT, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO EFFECTING WEIGHT LOSS, TREATING OBESITY, AND/OR TREATING OVERWEIGHT ➤ Sign Up
Vivus QSYMIA phentermine hydrochloride; topiramate CAPSULE, EXTENDED RELEASE;ORAL 022580-002 Jul 17, 2012 RX Yes No ➤ Sign Up ➤ Sign Up Y USE OF QSYMIA (PHENTERMINE AND TOPIRAMATE) FOR WEIGHT MANAGEMENT, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO EFFECTING WEIGHT LOSS, TREATING OBESITY, AND/OR TREATING OVERWEIGHT ➤ Sign Up
Vivus QSYMIA phentermine hydrochloride; topiramate CAPSULE, EXTENDED RELEASE;ORAL 022580-003 Jul 17, 2012 RX Yes No ➤ Sign Up ➤ Sign Up Y USE OF QSYMIA (PHENTERMINE AND TOPIRAMATE) FOR WEIGHT MANAGEMENT, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO EFFECTING WEIGHT LOSS, TREATING OBESITY, AND/OR TREATING OVERWEIGHT ➤ Sign Up
Vivus QSYMIA phentermine hydrochloride; topiramate CAPSULE, EXTENDED RELEASE;ORAL 022580-004 Jul 17, 2012 RX Yes Yes ➤ Sign Up ➤ Sign Up Y USE OF QSYMIA (PHENTERMINE AND TOPIRAMATE) FOR WEIGHT MANAGEMENT, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO EFFECTING WEIGHT LOSS, TREATING OBESITY, AND/OR TREATING OVERWEIGHT ➤ Sign Up
Applicant Tradename Generic Name Dosage NDA Approval Date TE Type RLD RS Patent No. Patent Expiration Product Substance Delist Req. Patented / Exclusive Use Patent Submitted

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Non-Orange Book US Patents Family Members for Patent 7,659,256

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
8,802,636 Combination therapy for treatment of sleep apnea ➤ Sign Up
7,056,890 Combination therapy for effecting weight loss and treating obesity ➤ Sign Up
7,674,776 Combination therapy for effecting weight loss and treating obesity ➤ Sign Up
7,553,818 Combination therapy for effecting weight loss and treating obesity ➤ Sign Up
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