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Wednesday, 20 June 2012
Constantinos has kindly provided us with this short report of the CJEU's hearing of this case, which his firm attended together with Herbert Smith, on behalf of Daiichi. He reminds us that this the first case regarding the interpretative jurisdiction of the CJEU on the provisions of TRIPS after the Lisbon Treaty. Present at the hearing were representatives of no fewer than eight Member States and the European Commission. The Advocate General's Opinion is pencilled in for 15 November 2012 and the CJEU's decision is expected some time in 2013.