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Showing posts with label Verica Trstenjak. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Verica Trstenjak. Show all posts

Friday, 30 November 2012

You can't be right all the time ...

Luxembourg: home to the Court of Justice
and place where AGs sometimes get it right ...
Yesterday the IPKat weblog posted this item on the retirement of Verica Trstenjak as an Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the European Union. A correspondent, who has prudently asked not to be identified adds:
"Verica is is the AG who caused all the confusion over “one SPC per patent” and “subject matter of the invention” in Medeva. If she is off the scene, then perhaps these ideas will have fewer supporters in the referrals on these points in Actavis v Sanofi, Lilly v HGS etc. Credit where credit is due, though - she got Neurim absolutely right!"