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When do Descovy patents expire, and what generic alternatives are available?

Descovy is a drug marketed by Gilead Sciences Inc and is included in one NDA. There are six patents protecting this drug.

This drug has three hundred and six patent family members in fifty-nine countries.

The generic ingredient in DESCOVY is emtricitabine; tenofovir alafenamide fumarate. There are eighteen drug master file entries for this compound. Two suppliers are listed for this compound. Additional details are available on the emtricitabine; tenofovir alafenamide fumarate profile page.

US ANDA Litigation and Generic Entry Outlook for Descovy

Descovy was eligible for patent challenges on November 5, 2019.

By analyzing the patents and regulatory protections it appears that the earliest date for generic entry will be August 15, 2032. This may change due to patent challenges or generic licensing.

There have been fifteen patent litigation cases involving the patents protecting this drug, indicating strong interest in generic launch. Recent data indicate that 63% of patent challenges are decided in favor of the generic patent challenger and that 54% of successful patent challengers promptly launch generic drugs.

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Drug patent expirations by year for DESCOVY
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Generic Entry Opportunity Date for DESCOVY
Generic Entry Date for DESCOVY*:
Constraining patent/regulatory exclusivity:
NDA:
Dosage:
TABLET;ORAL

*The generic entry opportunity date is the latter of the last compound-claiming patent and the last regulatory exclusivity protection. Many factors can influence early or later generic entry. This date is provided as a rough estimate of generic entry potential and should not be used as an independent source.

Recent Clinical Trials for DESCOVY

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SponsorPhase
International AIDS Vaccine InitiativePhase 2
MRC/UVRI Uganda Research Unit on AidsPhase 2
CONRADPhase 2

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Recent Litigation for DESCOVY

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District Court Litigation
Case NameDate
United States v. Gilead Sciences, Inc.2019-11-06
GILEAD SCIENCES, INC. v. ZYDUS PHARMACEUTICALS (USA) INC.2019-01-15
GILEAD SCIENCES, INC. v. STRIDES PHARMA, INC.2018-06-27

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Synonyms for DESCOVY
731772-56-8
Emtricitabine / Tenofovir Alafenamide
Emtricitabine and Tenofovir Alafenamide
Emtricitabine mixture with Tenofovir Alafenamide
Tenofovir Alafenamide / Emtricitabine
Tenofovir Alafenamide and Emtricitabine
Paragraph IV (Patent) Challenges for DESCOVY
Tradename Dosage Ingredient NDA Submissiondate
DESCOVY TABLET;ORAL emtricitabine; tenofovir alafenamide fumarate 208215 2019-11-05

US Patents and Regulatory Information for DESCOVY

Applicant Tradename Generic Name Dosage NDA Approval Date TE Type RLD RS Patent No. Patent Expiration Product Substance Delist Req. Exclusivity Expiration
Gilead Sciences Inc DESCOVY emtricitabine; tenofovir alafenamide fumarate TABLET;ORAL 208215-001 Apr 4, 2016 RX Yes Yes   Start Trial   Start Trial Y Y   Start Trial
Gilead Sciences Inc DESCOVY emtricitabine; tenofovir alafenamide fumarate TABLET;ORAL 208215-001 Apr 4, 2016 RX Yes Yes   Start Trial   Start Trial   Start Trial
Gilead Sciences Inc DESCOVY emtricitabine; tenofovir alafenamide fumarate TABLET;ORAL 208215-001 Apr 4, 2016 RX Yes Yes   Start Trial   Start Trial Y Y   Start Trial
Gilead Sciences Inc DESCOVY emtricitabine; tenofovir alafenamide fumarate TABLET;ORAL 208215-001 Apr 4, 2016 RX Yes Yes   Start Trial   Start Trial Y Y   Start Trial
Gilead Sciences Inc DESCOVY emtricitabine; tenofovir alafenamide fumarate TABLET;ORAL 208215-001 Apr 4, 2016 RX Yes Yes   Start Trial   Start Trial   Start Trial
Gilead Sciences Inc DESCOVY emtricitabine; tenofovir alafenamide fumarate TABLET;ORAL 208215-001 Apr 4, 2016 RX Yes Yes   Start Trial   Start Trial Y   Start Trial
Gilead Sciences Inc DESCOVY emtricitabine; tenofovir alafenamide fumarate TABLET;ORAL 208215-001 Apr 4, 2016 RX Yes Yes   Start Trial   Start Trial   Start Trial
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Expired US Patents for DESCOVY

Applicant Tradename Generic Name Dosage NDA Approval Date Patent No. Patent Expiration
Gilead Sciences Inc DESCOVY emtricitabine; tenofovir alafenamide fumarate TABLET;ORAL 208215-001 Apr 4, 2016   Start Trial   Start Trial
Gilead Sciences Inc DESCOVY emtricitabine; tenofovir alafenamide fumarate TABLET;ORAL 208215-001 Apr 4, 2016   Start Trial   Start Trial
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Supplementary Protection Certificates for DESCOVY

Patent Number Supplementary Protection Certificate SPC Country SPC Expiration SPC Description
0915894 08C0020 France   Start Trial PRODUCT NAME: EFAVIRENZ; EMTRICITABINE; TENOFOVIR DISOPROXIL FUMARATE; REGISTRATION NO/DATE: EU/1/07/430/001 20071213
1301519 CR 2016 00012 Denmark   Start Trial PRODUCT NAME: TENOFOVIRALAFENAMID ELLER ET SALT ELLER SOLVAT DERAF, I SAERDELESHED TENOFOVIRALAFENAMIDFUMARAT; REG. NO/DATE: EU/1/15/1061/001-002 20151123
1301519 122016000024 Germany   Start Trial PRODUCT NAME: TENOFOVIRALAFENAMID ODER EIN SALZ ODER SOLVAT DAVON, INSBESONDERE TENOFOVIRALAFENAMIDFUMARAT; REGISTRATION NO/DATE: EU/1/15/1061 20151119
1301519 132016000035069 Italy   Start Trial PRODUCT NAME: TENOFOVIR ALAFENAMIDE O UN SUO SALE O UN SOLVATO DELLO STESSO, IN PARTICOLARE TENOFOVIR ALAFENAMIDE FUMARATO(GENVOYA); AUTHORISATION NUMBER(S) AND DATE(S): EU/1/15/1061, 20151123
1301519 16C0013 France   Start Trial PRODUCT NAME: TENOFOVIR ALAFENAMIDE OU UN SEL OU UN SOLVATE DE TENOFOVIR ALAFENAMIDE,EN PARTICULIER LE FUMARATE DE TENOFOVIR ALAFENAMIDE; REGISTRATION NO/DATE: EU/1/15/1061 20151123
1663240 1590057-4 Sweden   Start Trial PRODUCT NAME: A COMBINATION OF RILPIVIRINE, OR A PHARMACEUTICAL LY ACCEPTABLE SALT OF RILPIVIRINE, INCLUDING THE HYDROCHLORIDE SALT OF RILPIVIRINE, AND TENOFOVIR DISOPROXIL, IN PARTICULAR TENOFOVIR DISOPROXIL FUMARATE, AND EMTRICITABINE; REG. NO/DATE: EU/1/11/737 20111128
1663240 1690062-3 Sweden   Start Trial PRODUCT NAME: A COMBINATION OF: RILPIVIRINE OR A PHARMACEUTICALLY ACCEPTABLE SALT OF RILPIVIRINE, INCLUDING THE HYDROCHLORIDE SALT OF RILPIVIRINE; EMTRICITABINE; AND TENOFOVIR ALAFENAMIDE, OR A PHARMCEUTICALLY ACCEPTABLE SALT THEREOF, INCLUDING TENOFOVIR ALAFENAMIDE FUMARATE.; REG. NO/DATE: EU/1/16/1112 20160623
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