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, 18 February 2009
1. "Are the travaux préparatoires for the SPC Regulation available online -- I've tried finding them on the European Commission's website but have had no luck so far".
2. "Does anyone know whether patent extensions were ever considered for medical devices? And why were they not included within the SPC provisions?"
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