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

Tuesday 25 November 2008

SPCs on the syllabus

This blog notes with pleasure that Supplementary Protection Certificates are part of the Patent Law syllabus taught by Irish barrister Glen Gibbons, whose IP Law Ireland law blog has just come to my attention. Since patent law is a difficult subject and SPCs are regarded as a fringe element of it, not all courses cover it -- so well done Glen. Frustratingly, the blog does not state the institution in which this course is offered.

If readers are sufficiently interested, this blog will seek to compile a list of institutions that do cover SPCs in their intellectual property syllabuses.

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