Orange Book Companion
Online, Flash Drive & Two-Volume Book Set

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Enhanced alternative to the FDA's Orange Book patent and exclusivity information!

Drug Patent Expirations, Patent Family Info (NEW!), Patent Titles, Claim Types, Drug Classes,
Hyperlinks to the Patents and FDA Info, and much more!

Historical Orange Book Patents and Exclusivities
Back to the Dawn of Hatch-Waxman!




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Patents and exclusivities for approved biologic drugs.

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Warning: Due to changes at the USPTO, links to patents will now bring up the text of a patent in their new Patent Public Search system. What you will see on your screen will be very different from what you are used to. Sorry, but this is beyond my control!

You can toggle between the text of the patent and the page images of the patent by clicking the left-most button in the row of buttons at the top of the "Document Viewer" window. You can also enlarge the Document Viewer window by dragging to the left the light gray line that divides the Document Viewer  window from the two other windows.  If you are viewing the patent page image, you can then enlarge that image by clicking the double-headed arrow button at the top of the Document Viewer window.

You go back to the OBC page from which you clicked the patent number by closing the tab which contains the text of the patent, and then clicking the LEFT arrow in your browser.

(Vol. 44, Supp. 5)
"What's New" for Patents and Exclusivity


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(Vol. 44, Supp. 5)

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Patents disputed by the

Federal Trade Commission.

Patents for products identified by FTC in November 2023 letters.

Patents for products identified by FTC in April 2024 letters.

Orange Book Companion® News
April 18, 2024: the Orange Book ArchiveTM has been updated through Dec. 2023.

March 14, 2022: Patent Family info: Have you ever been interested in seeing the patents listed in the Orange Book for a product grouped by patent family? Well, now you can! See the samples found under the "Patents Grouped by Family" in the "Current Samples" box on this page.

Jan. 19, 2021: Our Orange Book ArchiveTM (included  at no additional cost to subscribers) now contains a list in numberical order of every expired Orange Book patent starting from the dawn of Hatch-Waxman through Dec. 31, 2023. The Orange Book Archive already contained tables in order by tradename and generic name.

In the list of patents in numerical order, each patent number is a link to the patent at the USPTO, and the list includes the patent's expiration date, title, the types of claims in the patent, and the names of the drugs for which the patent was listed. In addition, each drug name is a link to the full portfolio of expired patents and exclusivities for that drug.

Bruce Pokras's Conference Presentation List

Press Release Archive

Pharmaceutical News Links

A New Orange Book
Patent Listing Champion!

AUVELITY added three new patents in Vol. 43, Supp. 1, and so still stands alone with 103! patents listed in the Orange Book. Contiinuing to blow away VASCEPA's previous record of 68 patents! See all of the AUVELITY patents in the Tradenames-A sample.

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Orange Book Insights™ Blog

June 3, 2024: The FTC's new set of letters challenging patents listed in the Orange Book

May 8, 2024:
The great delisting! Companies delist patents in response to FTC notices.

Feb. 9, 2024: The Chicken Sandwich Conundrum: Parts is Parts . . . or Not.

July 25, 2023: Make sure that your patent exists before submitting a 3542 form for the patent to the FDA.

Feb. 21, 2023
: Vol. 43, Supp. 1 news

Nov. 8, 2022: A New Patent Listing Champion!

Sept. 29, 2022: Orange Book Vol. 42/Supps. 7 and 8 News, Plus an Interesting Type of Claim for VASCEPA

Aug. 13, 2022: Orange Book Vol. 42/Supp. 6 News: Watch Out for the Breadth of your Use Codes

June 23, 2022: Orange Book Vol. 42/Supp. 5 News

Mar. 15, 2022: New patent family info feature in the Orange Book Companion.

Feb. 18, 2022: Purple Book Companion™ (beta) Announcement

Jan. 29, 2022: When are eight 0.5g capsules not equivalent to four 1g capsules?

Jan. 13, 2022: "What's New" Giveaway Announcement

Sept. 29, 2021: Mystery: is there a difference between ASTEPRO ALLERGY and Children's ASTEPRO ALLERGY?

May 7, 2021: Interesting New Patents From FDA's Orange Book: Vol. 41, Supplement 3.

Jan. 29, 2021: Dreams Do Come True: The Purple Book is getting patent listings!

Dec. 22, 2020: Parts is Parts? A few thoughts about some of the comments that were submitted to the FDA about Orange Book listings.

Aug. 2, 2020: Speculation about the delisting of a "part" patent from the Orange Book


Melron Records

Melron's "King Love" by the Allures was used in Season 2, Episode 5 of Netflix's "Master of None" starring Aziz Ansari. In that episode, Ansari's character, Dev Shah, is at a bar with a date. As he and his date are talking, "King Love" is playing softly in the background.

Download song samples and full length MP3's of Melron's "Philly Sound" music from the late 50's and early 60's. Then purchase the CD or download or stream your favorites from Apple iTunes or the Apple Music service

Orange Book Companion®
Two-Volume Book Set

To be revived!
Please let me know if you would be interested by sending an email to the contact address at the bottom of this page.

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Photos, Description and Samples

Links are provided to the web pages of other organizations who are not associated with Blazing Dawn Software. NDA Numbers are linked to a page of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's "Electronic Orange Book." Patent Numbers are linked to a page provided by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Full text and abridged images of patents that are provided under a Flash Drive subscription were obtained from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

All trademarks in the Patent & Exclusivity Information and in the Reference Listed Drug information are the property of the various drug companies who market the products, or their licensors.

Latest Update: June 17, 2024
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