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, 20 July 2014

Recent developments: a new article from an old friend

"Recent developments in the area of supplementary protection certificates" is the title of a new article by our friend and reader Ulrich M. Gassner (Faculty of Law, University of Augsburg, Augsburg, Germany). This 28-page piece appears in Pharmaceuticals Policy and Law 16 (2014) at pages 45 to 72 (DOI 10.3233/PPL-140375). According to the abstract:
"The purpose of this paper is to set out and discuss the recent jurisdictional developments in the European Court of Justice (ECJ) with respect to supplementary protection certificates (SPCs) including paediatric extensions. During the past five years the ECJ has been particularly active and has clarified a number of highly controversial legal ambiguities, such as the availability of negative term SPCs".
You can check out the contents of the issue in which this article appears here, where you will spot the names and contributions of quite a few of our friends and blog-readers.

No comments: