Hepatocellular Carcinoma (liver cancer)
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Sorafenib is a oral protein kinase inhibitor used for treating kidney cancer, advanced primary liver cancer and advanced thyroid carcinoma.

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Patent Information

Information of patent applications filed at local or international levels, that are contributed by the users of PODB as being relevant to this medicine

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Patent Applications

The table includes information of patent applications as filed in different countries, that are contributed by PODB users as being seen as relevant to this medicine.

CountryFiling datePriority dateApplicantNational numberInternational numberStatusPatent typeMore info
India05-07-2001Bayer CorporationIN/PCT/2001/00799/MUM (IN215758)WO/2000/042012GrantedMoleculesView/Comment
India14-03-2007BAYER PHARMA AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT1960/DELNP/2007WO/2006/0349797RejectedSalts and OthersView/Comment

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Information related to relevant oppositions from around the world.

Patent Oppositions

The table includes oppositions aimed at contesting patents covering this drug. Note that at the country level, several patent applications can cover the same drug.

Please pay attention not only to the patent opposition, but also to the patent application it relates to, see column "Related Patent Application". To better identify similarities, the column "Patent Type" indicates a general classification of the patent. Arguments used to contest a specific type of patent may apply for another that fits in the same category.

CountryDateWho FiledOpposition typeOpposition statusPatent typeRelated patent applicationMore info
India30-03-2009Cipla Ltd.Post-GrantCompulsory License was issued, opposition decision not availableMoleculesIN/PCT/2001/799/MUMView/Comment
India14-10-2011Natco Pharma Ltd.Pre-GrantGrantedSalts and Others1960/DELNP/2007View/Comment
India11-02-2014Fresenius Kabi Oncology Limited Pre-GrantGrantedSalts and Others1960/DELNP/2007View/Comment

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Patent Office Decisions

This table showcases the final ruling of patent offices over cases where patents have been opposed.

To better identify the case, the number of the patent application is provided in the table below.

Decision typeCountryDatePatent officeRelated patent applicationMore info
GrantIndia09-03-2012Indian Patent Office - Grant of Compulsory License IN/PCT/2001/00799/MUM (IN215758)View/Comment
RejectionIndia24-02-2015Indian Patent Office1960/DELNP/2007View/Comment

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