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Wednesday 22 May 2013

"All you need to know": SPC Blog seminar 2013 now open for booking

This is what the cover of this year's invitation looks like.  For the operative
link to the click-through for further details and registration, read on ...
The SPC Blog is delighted to announce the launch of "SPC Law and Practice 2013: All you need to know" -- the title of this year's seminar. The date is Tuesday, 2 July 2013, when prospects of snow interfering with participants' travel arrangements are low, and once again we are pleased to acknowledge the kind hospitality of Olswang LLP in agreeing to host this event at its London office.

This year's seminar, the fifth, is built around the responses of blog readers to our earlier request for suggestions.  It will be taking a focused look at how national patent offices are implementing the Court of Justice (CJEU) rulings in Neurim and Medeva, the pharmaceutical regulatory process and its interface with SPC law. We'll also review and analyse the pending CJEU referrals and discuss a range of hot topics including the Unified Patent Court (UPC), SPC economics and so-called piggyback SPCs. There will be plenty of time for questions and a drink afterwards.

To view the detailed programme and register your interest please click here. We will confirm acceptances by email, so please hold off from booking your travel arrangements until you have heard back from us that we can squeeze you in. If you require any further information, please contact Natasha Dubes at natasha.dubes@olswang.com

We do hope that you will join us for the usual series of topical presentations and the best Q+A on SPCs anywhere!