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 November 2008

Managing generic competition and patent strategies

In April of this year the Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice (JIPLP) published an article, "Managing generic competition and patent strategies in the pharmaceutical industry", written by the three-man team of Brian Whitehead, Stuart Jackson and Richard Kempner (all of Addleshaw Goddard). Since one of the issues it addresses is that of SPCs, The SPC Blog has sought to make it available to its readership. Thanks to JIPLP's publishers, Oxford University Press, and thanks also to the authors, you can access the article in full here.

If readers can identify further articles, conference papers and other items of relevance to SPCs -- in any language -- this blog will be very pleased to make mention of them and will be pleased to seek the necessary copyright permissions in order to bring this about.

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