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Details for Patent: 7,973,040

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Which drugs does patent 7,973,040 protect, and when does it expire?


Patent 7,973,040 protects ZEPATIER and is included in one NDA.

This patent has forty-two patent family members in thirty-five countries.

Summary for Patent: 7,973,040

Title:Macrocyclic quinoxaline compounds as HCV NS3 protease inhibitors
Abstract: The present invention relates to macrocyclic a compound of formula (I) and its use as inhibitors of the hepatitis C virus (HCV) NS3 protease, and in treating or preventing HCV infections. ##STR00001##
Inventor(s): Harper; Steven (Rome, IT), Summa; Vincenzo (Rome, IT), Liverton; Nigel J. (Harleysville, PA), McCauley; John A. (Maple Glen, PA)
Assignee: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. (Rahway, NJ) Istituto di Ricerche di Biologia Molecolare P. Angeletti SpA (Rome, IT)
Application Number:12/504,955
Patent Claim Types:
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Compound; Composition; Use;

Applicant Tradename Generic Name Dosage NDA Approval Date TE Type RLD RS Patent No. Patent Expiration Product Substance Delist Req. Patented / Exclusive Use
Merck Sharp Dohme
ZEPATIER
elbasvir; grazoprevir
TABLET;ORAL208261-001Jan 28, 2016RXYesYes7,973,040► SubscribeYY TREATMENT OF PATIENTS INFECTED WITH HEPATITIS C VIRUS
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Non-Orange Book Patents for Patent: 7,973,040

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
8,080,654Macrocyclic quinoxaline compounds as HCV NS3 protease inhibitors► Subscribe
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International Patent Family for Patent: 7,973,040

Country Document Number Estimated Expiration Supplementary Protection Certificate SPC Country SPC Expiration
Argentina072588► Subscribe
Australia2009274190► Subscribe
Canada2731177► Subscribe
China102159285► Subscribe
Colombia6351757► Subscribe
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