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

Sunday 6 November 2011

JIPLP note on Medeva, Georgetown Opinion available online

"Supplementary Protection Certificates for combination products" is the title of a Current Intelligence note by Tim Powell and Rebecca Lawrence (Powell Gilbert LLP) on the Advocate General's Opinion of 13 July 2011 in Joined Cases C322/10 Medeva and C422/10 Georgetown University.

The Fourth Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union will -- as regular readers of this weblog know -- be giving judgment on Thursday 24 November.  It may be a few weeks till the printed version of Tim and Rebecca's note is published in the Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice (JIPLP). Meanwhile, you can read it in full on the jiplp weblog here.

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