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

Monday, 9 July 2012

Medeva: it isn't over till it's over ...

The 4 July 2012 issue of the UK Intellectual Property Office's Patents Journal (No.6424) contains the following entry:


Method of manufacture of an acellular vaccine comprising bordetella pertussis antigens

Notice of Appeal against the decision of the Court of Appeal dated 05 May 2012 [judgment delivered on 3 May, with comment on The SPC Blog on 4 May here] lodged with the Supreme Court on 31 May 2012 (UKSC 2012/0144)

Appeal - Lodged"
It is by no means certain that the Supreme Court will agree to hear the appeal.

Thanks, Daniel Wise (Carpmaels & Ransford), for letting us know.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

How long will it take the SC to decide whether to take this on? Is there a fixed deadline?