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

Monday 28 March 2011

Facts and figures

Alice de Pastors has produced a series of informative newsletters on SPCs, of which the latest -- SPC News 25 (March 2011): LATEST NEWS ON MEDICINAL PRODUCT SPCs IN EUROPE -- has just been released. There's lots of data on SPC grants, with some handsome diagrams too.

Data listed in this issue are found under the following headings:

  • Medicinal Product SPCs filed from 1991 to 2010
  • Medicinal Product SPCs filed in 2010
  • SPCs in Europe relating to valsartan
  • Recent national or European decisions affecting SPCs for valsartan or valsartan combinations
  • Paediatric SPC extensions

If you want a copy, just email Alice here.

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