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

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

SPCs for beginners

Recently The SPC Blog posted this item on the forthcoming SPC for Beginners, run by FORUM-Institut on 6 May in Frankfurt, offering a 10% registration fee reduction to readers of this weblog. It's not the only course of its kind, though. One of our readers has drawn our attention to the fact that there's another one coming up a few weeks later in London. There's no special rate for SPC Blog readers, but there is a 15% early bird reduction if you register before 1 May. Its details are as follows:

"SPCs for beginners", Tuesday 16 June 2015. Venue: The Rembrandt Hotel, London. In the chair is Paul Inman (Wragge Lawrence Graham LLP). Speakers are four Drs: Paul Brady (Abel & Imray), Oliver Kingsbury (Elkington & Fife LLP), Andrew Rudge (Pfizer Ltd) and Mike Snodin (Park Grove IP). For further details and registration, just click here.

This blogger believes that FORUM Institut and Management Forum were once related, but wonders whether it is time for their branding to diverge a little ...

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