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, 15 December 2008

SPCs and Wikipedia

Last week the Wikipedia entry for Supplementary Protection Certificates was updated again. Wikipedia is an increasingly popular (and indeed relied-upon) source of information for members of the general public. What's more, Google and Yahoo! (but not Cuil) searches of the term "supplementary protection certificate" put the Wikipedia entry at the top of its 'hit' list.

Since Wikipedia is open to amendment and correction by all responsible readers who take the trouble to edit it themselves, it seems prudent for all readers of this weblog who value the accuracy of information concerning SPCs and their public image to monitor the Wikipedia entry regularly in order to ensure that it is acceptable.

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