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Wednesday 27 January 2010

Breaking news: Medeva appeal dismissed

Earlier this morning the decision of Mr Justice Kitchin in Medeva BV v The Comptroller General of Patents [2010] EWHC 68 (Pat) was released. This is an appeal against the refusal of Lawrence Cullen (see The SPC Blog here) to grant five SPCs for pertussis vaccines.

As of the time of this blogpost (12.56pm), the judgment has not yet been uploaded on to BAILII, but you can read it here. The SPC Blog will discuss it in due course.

Addendum: as of 14.14pm the judgment has been available on BAILII, here.

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