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Italian time-machine : Limitation of the duration of an SPC may be decided by the Italian Patent Office

The Board of Appeal of the Italian Patent Office (Commissione dei Ricorsi), by decision published on June 26, 2017, acknowledged the right of the patent holder to ask the Italian Patent Office for the limitation of the duration of a supplementary protection certificate (SPC) further to its recalculation on account of an earlier marketing authorisation. Background

New on LimeGreen IP Knowhow: SPCs for pharmaceutical products – a European guide

We’ve added a new topic to Hogan Lovells’ LimeGreen IP: focused on guiding you through the regulatory regime governing Supplementary Protection Certificates  in Europe. SPCs have for many years proved a fertile area for dispute. This is due to a number of factors including: lack of clarity in the governing legislation; the evolution of new types of medicines leading to questions

US: Pharma-friendly trends at USPTO and PTAB

Recent USPTO activity may signal a shift in treatment of pharmaceutical patents in AIA proceedings. The America Invents Act (“AIA”) provides for adversarial proceedings for challenging patents in the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) — including inter partes review (“IPR”) and post grant review (“PGR”) — which are faster, cheaper, and have a lower