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Thursday 21 January 2010

Portuguese tribunal rules on Gardasil SPC

Thank you, Alice de Pastors, for letting us know some news from the Far West of the European Union. Today, 21 January, the Portuguese Patent Gazette (at pages 7-17) published the decision of the Tribunal do Commercio de Lisboa relating to the cancellation of Portuguese SPC 260 for Gardasil and Silgard, referring to Merck & Co's patent EP0817851.

Alice has also kindly provided us with this link to the issue of the Patent Gazette in which the decision appears.

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