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Friday, 7 February 2014

Bayer CropScience: AG Opinion this coming Thursday

Here's a forthcoming attraction!  Next Thursday we expect to see the Opinion of Advocate General Jääskinen in Case C-11/13 Bayer CropScience. The SPC Blog will bring you news of it as soon as it can.

Thursday 13/02/2014
Intellectual property
Bayer CropScience
Court of Justice - Third Chamber
DECourtroom I - Level 8
Request for a preliminary ruling – Bundespatentgericht – Interpretation of the terms ‘product’ and ‘active substance’ contained in Article 1.3 and 1.8 and in Article 3(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1610/96 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 July 1996 concerning the creation of a supplementary protection certificate for plant protection products (OJ 1996 L 198, p. 30) – Whether those terms cover Isoxadifen
Advocate General : Jääskinen

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