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, 14 May 2010

More questions to the Court of Justice

A few months ago, we reported on Medeva's appeal against the UK IPO's decision to refuse an SPC application here

The SPC blog has found out that the Court of Appeal for England and Wales will be referring questions to the ECJ on the meaning of Article 3a and 3b of the SPC regulation, in the context of combination products. We haven't seen the questions, yet, but when we do you'll be the first to know.

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