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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 and one Paragraph IV challenge.

This drug has three hundred and eight 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.

DrugPatentWatch® 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 February 15, 2033. 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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DrugPatentWatch® Estimated Generic Entry Opportunity Date for descovy
Generic Entry Date for descovy*:
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*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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University of Colorado, DenverPhase 2/Phase 3
Kenya Medical Research InstitutePhase 2/Phase 3
University of WashingtonPhase 2/Phase 3

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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 ⤷  Try it Free ⤷  Try it Free ⤷  Try it Free
Gilead Sciences Inc DESCOVY emtricitabine; tenofovir alafenamide fumarate TABLET;ORAL 208215-001 Apr 4, 2016 RX Yes Yes ⤷  Try it Free ⤷  Try it Free ⤷  Try it Free
Gilead Sciences Inc DESCOVY emtricitabine; tenofovir alafenamide fumarate TABLET;ORAL 208215-001 Apr 4, 2016 RX Yes Yes ⤷  Try it Free ⤷  Try it Free Y ⤷  Try it Free
Gilead Sciences Inc DESCOVY emtricitabine; tenofovir alafenamide fumarate TABLET;ORAL 208215-001 Apr 4, 2016 RX Yes Yes ⤷  Try it Free ⤷  Try it Free Y ⤷  Try it Free
Gilead Sciences Inc DESCOVY emtricitabine; tenofovir alafenamide fumarate TABLET;ORAL 208215-001 Apr 4, 2016 RX Yes Yes ⤷  Try it Free ⤷  Try it Free Y ⤷  Try it Free
Gilead Sciences Inc DESCOVY emtricitabine; tenofovir alafenamide fumarate TABLET;ORAL 208215-001 Apr 4, 2016 RX Yes Yes ⤷  Try it Free ⤷  Try it Free ⤷  Try it Free
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Expired US Patents for descovy

Supplementary Protection Certificates for descovy

Patent Number Supplementary Protection Certificate SPC Country SPC Expiration SPC Description
0513200 122004000015 Germany ⤷  Try it Free PRODUCT NAME: EMTRIVA-EMTRICITABINE; REGISTRATION NO/DATE: EU/1/03/261/001-003 20031024
1663240 300851 Netherlands ⤷  Try it Free PRODUCT NAME: COMBINATIE VAN: - RILPIVIRINE OF EEN THERAPEUTISCH EQUIVALENTE VORM DAARVAN ZOALS BESCHERMD DOOR HET BASISOCTROOI, ZOALS EEN FARMACEUTISCH AANVAARDBAAR ZOUT VAN RILPIVIRINE, WAARONDER HET HYDROCHLORIDEZOUT VAN RILPIVIRINE; - EMTRICITABINE; EN - TENOFOVIRALAFENAMIDE OF EEN FARMACEUTISCH AANVAARDBAAR ZOUT DAARVAN, IN HET BIJZONDER TENOFOVIRALAFENAMIDEFUMARAAT; REGISTRATION NO/DATE: EU/1/16/1112 20160623
0513200 7/2004 Austria ⤷  Try it Free PRODUCT NAME: EMTRICITABIN; NAT. REGISTRATION NO/DATE: EU/1/03/261/001- EU/1/03/261/003 20031024; FIRST REGISTRATION: EU EU/1/03/261/003
0915894 08C0020 France ⤷  Try it Free PRODUCT NAME: EFAVIRENZ; EMTRICITABINE; TENOFOVIR DISOPROXIL FUMARATE; REGISTRATION NO/DATE: EU/1/07/430/001 20071213
1663240 15C0071 France ⤷  Try it Free PRODUCT NAME: COMBINAISON DE RILPIVIRINE OU SES FORMES THERAPEUTIQUEMENT EQUIVALENTES PROTEGEES PAR LE BREVET DE BASE TELLES QUE LES SELS PHARMACEUTIQUEMENT ACCEPTABLES DE RILPIVIRINE Y COMPRIS LE SEL D'ACIDE CHLORHYDRIQUE DE RILPIVIRINE AINSI QUE D'EMTRICITABINE; REGISTRATION NO/DATE: EU/1/11/737/001-002 20111128
0582455 08C0021 France ⤷  Try it Free PRODUCT NAME: EFAVIRENZ; EMTRICITABINE; TENOFOVIR DISOPROXIL FUMARATE; REGISTRATION NO/DATE: EU/1/07/430/001 20071213
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