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 15 August 2018

Combination SPCs: shaken and stirred - an article

"Combination SPCs: shaken and stirred" is the title of a recently published article in Life Sciences Intellectual Property Review (LSIPR) by Joel Beevers and Michael Pears (Potter Clarkson).  It deals with the history of Article 3(a) as a 'spectrum of specificity' and provides a summary and commentary on the recent Teva v Gilead CJEU judgement.  It is accessible for free for the next seven days here