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Thursday, 27 August 2009

"An uncertain equation"

Howrey's IP Intelligence Newsletter Europe, Summer 2009, carries an article, "Calculating an SPC Term: An Uncertain Equation", by Marjan Noor and Claudia Zeri. It sets out the relevant recent case law and its context in a most effective fashion.

Right: when calculating the term of an SPC, be prepared for the occasional surprising result.

Some of the cases discussed can be found in the earlier postings of on the SPC Blog here and here

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