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Sunday, 21 October 2012

Italian latanoprost Administrative Court ruling now available in translation

In "Italian u-turn on latanoprost abuse of dominant position dispute" The SPC Blog reported last month on a decision of the Italian Administrative Court in which it vindicated allegedly abusive activity by Pfizer in trying to extend its patent monopoly by filing a divisional application and seeking SPC and paediatric extensions. Now, thanks to Micaela Modiano (Modiano & Partners) and Anna Maria Stein (Franzosi Dal Negro Setti), we have an English translation of this decision, which you can read here. Thanks so much, Micaela and Anna Maria, for your support.


Anonymous said...

When I click on the link, I get an Italian document. Am I being stupid? Thanks.

Jeremy said...

No, you're not being stupid: I attached the wrong document. Thanks for letting me know. The translation can be found at https://sites.google.com/site/spccases/italianpage/152371_Administrative_Court_decision_20120903_EN_translation.doc?attredirects=0&d=1