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 16 July 2009

Plant protection products -- any interest?

Browsing over the 120 or so posts that this weblog has posted over the past year, I was struck by the fact that the entire focal point of interests has been the extension of patents in the pharma sector. In contrast, while SPCs are available for agrochemical patents too, that sector appears to generate little controversy, news or even interest.

Accordingly I thought it would be a good idea to test out the readership and ask: "is there anyone out there who is actively involved in the extension of patents for herbicides, pesticides and the like?". If so, please don't feel shy about making yourselves known: just email me here and let me know. If there's sufficient interest, we'll see if we can provide more content.

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