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, 9 March 2011
When the blog started, in June 2008, none of the blog team imagined that it would ever attract such a large regular readership, or that so many of its readers would provide it with information, notes, translations of cases and even access to articles published in other journals. We were pleased when we had 100 subscribers, delighted when we got to 200, flabbergasted when we found we'd got to 300 and we've remained quite bewildered ever since!
The SPC Blog has now hosted two seminars and a third is on the way. We have made friends, learned from each other and generally helped to make our little patch of intellectual property a slightly more intelligible place. In short, we have become a community.
On behalf of the team I'd just like to say a big thank you to all our friends, readers and suppliers of information. It has been a pleasure to share this adventure with you.