Supplementary protection certificates: still a grey area?

By Papadopoulou, F.

Supplementary Protection Certificates (SPCs) were introduced in 1992, and have since been considered a very valuable tool for the pharmaceutical industry, allowing for market prolongation and compensating for the effective patent protection time lost in the process of market authorization.

Over the past five years, numerous Court of Justice of the …read more

Source:: Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice