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Thursday, 30 June 2016

SPC Seminar coming up soon!

Daniel Wise of Carpmaels & Ransford has written in to the Blog to say that there are a few last places available for Carpmaels’ annual “SPC Summer Review” event taking place next Thursday, 7th July 2016, from 17:30 (for a 18:00 start) at their offices in central London (One Southampton Row, WC1B 5HA).  The seminar will focus on recent CJEU and national guidance for combination product SPCs, including Actavis v Boehringer (C-577/13) and Merck Sharp & Dohme (BL O/117/16), the current approach to Neurim-style SPCs, and will provide a timely opportunity to discuss the implications for SPCs of Brexit and the Unitary Patent & Unified Patent Court.  Drinks and canapés will be served afterwards.  If you would like to join, please send an email to kmm@carpmaels.com, with the subject line “I would like to attend the SPC Summer Review 2016”.  Attendance is free of charge.

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