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

Friday 19 June 2009

strategic use of supplementary protection certificates - a recent article

Recently, we reported that Leighton Howard was preparing an article on the strategic use of supplementary protection certificates. This has now published online in the May 2009 issue of the Journal of Generic Medicine.

In this article, Leighton reviews the circumstances that may give rise to the grant of multiple SPCs applied for/granted per International Nonproprietary Name (INN), focussing particularly on cases in the UK.

The full electronic text is available here for $30 + tax.

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