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Sunday, 19 October 2014

Ezetimibe in Israel: a recent ruling on retroactive effect

There's a recent blogpost on Michael Factor's IP Factor weblog, "Israel Patent Office Shortens Patent term Extension for Ezetimibe", which provides a detailed analysis of Re 110956 Association of Israel Industrialists v Schering and Mercke, decided by Asa Kling on 18 September 2014. This ruling deals with, among other things, the retroactive effect of Israeli legislation on patent term.

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