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

Monday, 8 December 2008

SPC seminar coming up!

"Supplementary Protection Certificates" is the surprise choice of title for The SPC Blog's first seminar on the subject, which is coming up on 28 January 2009. The seminar, which occupies the whole of Wednesday afternoon (with drinks to follow), will look at hot topics in the field of SPC law and practice, examining in particular any differences that arise between practice in France, Germany and the United Kingdom. Speakers are European Patent Attorneys Michèle Lavé (Cabinet Alice de Pastors, Paris) and Niels Hoelder (Germany), plus Deputy Director of the UK Intellectual Property Office Lawrence Cullen. The event is chaired by SPC Blog team member Robert Stephen, a European Patent Attorney at law firm Olswang (which has kindly agreed to host the event).

You can read and download the formal invitation here. If you'd like to attend, email Natalie Smith here and let her know. Space is limited and we can't guarantee to squeeze everyone in, but we hope we won't disappoint anyone.

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