A niche blog dedicated to the issues that arise when supplementary protection certificates (SPCs) extend patents beyond their normal life -- and to the respective positions of patent owners, investors, competitors and consumers. The blog also addresses wider issues that may be of interest or use to those involved in the extension of patent rights. You can email The SPC Blog here
Thursday, 13 December 2012
The main focus of the appeal was not specifically related to the law or practice with regard to SPCs, but rather to whether the trial judge had taken the correct approach to the question of inventive step. An analysis of the Court of Appeal's reasoning on this point has been written for the IPKat weblog by David Brophy (FR Kelly), here.