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Paediatric extensions to SPCs

  • Taylor Wessing
  • -
  • European Union
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  • October 30 2013

In addition to monopoly protection in the form of a patent and a supplementary protection certificate (SPC), medicinal products may also be protected

EU daily updates: foodconsumer policypharmaceuticals - 19112007

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • European Union
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  • November 19 2007

Commission Decision of 8 November 2007 amending Decision 2007102EC adopting the work plan for 2007 for implementation of the programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003 to 2008), including the annual work programme for grants

European Commission adopts decision to establish eHealth network

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • European Union
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  • February 13 2012

The European Commission has adopted a decision to establish a voluntary eHealth network, pursuant to Article 14 of the Directive on Patients’ Rights in Cross-Border Healthcare (201124EU

Patent settlement agreements come under Commission scrutiny

  • Nabarro LLP
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  • European Union
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  • January 28 2010

Hot on the heels of the pharmaceutical sector inquiry in 2009 and the formal proceedings opened against Lundbeck, the European Commission revealed that it sent requests to a number of large pharmaceutical companies for copies of recent patent settlement agreements

Right to peaceful enjoyment of possessions: Malik v United Kingdom 13.03.12

  • Kennedys Law LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • April 30 2012

Primary care trust (PCT) did not violate Article 1 of Protocol 1 of the European Convention on Human Rights (right to “peaceful enjoyment of possessions”), by suspending general practitioner from his practice

Medeva's SPC applications: the Court of Appeal refers questions to the ECJ

  • Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • July 7 2010

The Court of Appeal has decided to refer a series of questions on the interpretation of the SPC Regulation to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) relating to the requirement that a "product is protected by a basic patent"

Employees can claim holidays lost due to illness

  • Kennedys Law LLP
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  • European Union, Spain
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  • November 3 2009

The European Court of Justice ("ECJ") has ruled that, where a worker’s pre-arranged annual leave coincides with a period of sick leave, the worker is entitled to take that period of annual leave at a later date

Patient matters supply of medicines - NHS permitted under EU law to incentivise money-saving prescribing practices

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • June 14 2010

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled in April in Association of the British pharmaceutical industry (ABPI) v Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) case C-6209) that an incentive scheme operated by certain NHS bodies in England and Wales in a bid to reduce costs relating to prescription medicines did not breach European Union (EU) law

European nations sign MOU to manage life-science information

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
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  • European Union
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  • September 22 2011

Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, Sweden, and the United Kingdom have reportedly signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the European Molecular Biology Laboratory to create an infrastructure that would both manage and safeguard life-science data generated by publicly funded research

Commission supplements the health and nutrition claims Regulation by adopting rules on generic descriptors

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • European Union
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  • October 16 2013

On 20 September 2013, the European Commission adopted implementing rules for so-called generic descriptors under Article 1(4) of the Regulation (EC