AIDS Drug Patent
Asked by: minarah-ga
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05 Oct 2006 12:47 PDT
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Question ID: 771073
I am trying to find out when the AIDS drug "Combivir" manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline was patented and it when it first went on the market.
Re: AIDS Drug Patent
Answered By: scriptor-ga on 05 Oct 2006 13:51 PDT
Dear minarah, The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued the patent for the antiviral combination of the two active ingredients lamivudine and zidovudine, branded as "Combivir", on 12 January 1999. The patent number is 5,859,021. The U.S. trademark "Combivir" for that drug was applied for by Glaxo Group Limited on 20 February 1997 and registered by the Trademark Office on 19 May 1998. Combivir was launched in the USA on 26 September 1997. Hope this answers your question! Regards, Scriptor Sources: Médecins Sans Frontières: Annexes (PDF file) http://www.accessmed-msf.org/upload/ReportsandPublications/492001113146/Annexes.pdf GalaxoSmithKline: Annual Report - Intellectual Property http://www.gsk.com/financial/reports/ar/report/descrip_of_bus/intell_property/intell_prop.html United States Patent and Trademark Office: Patent Database http://patft.uspto.gov/netahtml/PTO/search-bool.html United States Patent and Trademark Office: Trademark Database http://tess2.uspto.gov/bin/gate.exe?f=login&p_lang=english&p_d=trmk FDA Drug Database http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cder/drugsatfda/index.cfm
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