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Details for Patent: 8,870,827

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Patent 8,870,827 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 twenty-four patent family members in fifteen countries.

Summary for Patent: 8,870,827

Title:Automatic injector
Abstract: An automatic injector dispenses a predetermined dose of medicament without a user having to manually force the needle into an injection site. The automatic injector includes a needle cover having a locked retracted position with respect to the injector housing prior to a medicament dispensing operation. The needle cover is operative to engage an injection site prior to a medicament dispensing operation.
Inventor(s): Young; Matthew Egerton (Over Cambs, GB), Raven; Sophie Rebecca (Swavesey Cambs, GB), Hurlstone; Christopher John (Newport Saffron Walden, GB), Rochford; Craig Malcolm (Monxton Andover Hants, 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:12/857,641
Patent Claim Types:
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Dosage form; Use;
Patent Metrics:
Source: PatentQuant.com
Field: Medical technology
Back Citations: 0th percentile
Forward Citations: 0th percentile

Applicant Tradename Generic Name Dosage NDA Approval Date Type RLD Patent No. Patent Expiration Product Substance Delist Req. Patented / Exclusive Use
Mylan Speclt
EPIPEN
epinephrine
INJECTABLE;INTRAMUSCULAR, SUBCUTANEOUS019430-001Dec 22, 1987RXYes8,870,827► subscribeY
Mylan Speclt
EPIPEN JR.
epinephrine
INJECTABLE;INTRAMUSCULAR, SUBCUTANEOUS019430-002Dec 22, 1987RXYes8,870,827► subscribeY
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Non-Orange Book Patents for Patent: 8,870,827

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
8,048,035Automatic injector with needle cover► subscribe
7,449,012Automatic injector► subscribe
7,794,432Automatic injector with kickback attenuation► subscribe
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International Patent Family for Patent: 8,870,827

Country Document Number Estimated Expiration Supplementary Protection Certificate SPC Country SPC Expiration
TaiwanI407981► subscribe
Slovenia2311510► subscribe
Slovenia2179759► subscribe
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