"Where a supplementary protection certificate has been granted for a product as defined by Regulation 469/2009 for an active ingredient, are the rights conferred by that certificate pursuant to Article 5 of the Regulation in respect of the subject matter as defined in Article 4 of the Regulation infringed:This seems to be a bit of a mystery. Martijn de Lange (Netherlands Patent Office) has told The SPC Blog:
i. by a medicinal product that contains that active ingredient (in this case valsartan) in combination with one or more other active ingredients (in this case hydrochlorothiazide); or
ii. only by a medicinal product that contains that active ingredient (in this case valsartan) as the sole active ingredient?"
"I totally missed that reference and I can't find it on BAILII or with Google either. Maybe you could put it on the blog and possibly some reader may supply it".This blogger hasn't been able to find any reference to it on the Curia website either. Can anyone help?
nb If you were planning on submitting comments on this reference to the UK IPO so that the government can decide what, if any, position it wishes to take, the IPO's notice does not stipulate a deadline by which submissions must be made. Having said that, you would be well advised to email your comments here, if you have any, as soon as possible.