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Commission publishes fourth monitoring report on pharmaceutical patent settlements
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • February 11 2014

The European Commission has published its fourth Report on the Monitoring of Patent Settlements (the report), concerning pharmaceutical patent


Advocate General Jääskinen gives Georgetown University SPC opinion
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union, Netherlands, United Kingdom
  • December 16 2013

On 14 November 2013, Advocate General (AG) Jääskinen's opinion in the Dutch supplementary protection certificate (SPC) referral, Georgetown


CJEU Georgetown University SPC judgment
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • January 22 2014

Following hot on the heels of the 14 November 2013 opinion given by the Advocate General in Georgetown University C-48412, the Court of Justice of


Increased European patent protection following a landmark ruling on supplementary protection certificates
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • August 30 2012

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) rendered judgment relating to a preliminary reference from the English Court of Appeal, holding that the existence of an earlier marketing authorization (MA) of a pharmaceutical product does not preclude the grant of a Supplementary Protection Certificate (SPC) for a different application of the same product


European Commission fines pharmaceutical companies for Citalopram pay-for-delay agreements
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • June 30 2013

On 19 June 2013, the European Commission announced a fine of 93.8 million for H. Lundbeck AS (Lundbeck) and a further 52.2 million of fines levied


CJEU actavis and Eli Lilly SPC judgments
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • January 22 2014

In addition to giving its decision in Georgetown University C-48412, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) handed down two other


Navigating the evolving regulation and commercialization of stem cell research
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union, USA
  • March 22 2012

Interested parties that can successfully navigate the evolving regulation of stem cell research stand to gain significant scientific and commercial advantage


What did you say? $31 million awarded for infringement of hearing aid patent
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • November 29 2012

In a case involving the alleged infringement of two patents related to hearing aids, one of which was found under judgment as a matter of law (JMOL) to not be infringed


UK Supreme Court steps into line with Europe, but rejects U.S. approach
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union, United Kingdom, USA
  • November 30 2011

The UK’s highest court recently considered the provisions of the European Patent Convention (EPC) centering on the “susceptible of industrial application” requirement in the context of a patent describing a DNA sequence for a new protein, Neutrokine-α, which was a member of a group of similar proteins known as the TNF ligand superfamily


SPCs: is a simplistic system becoming too complicated?
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • November 22 2010

Obtaining and enforcing Supplementary Protection Certificates (SPCs) for medicinal products in the European Union is a fertile ground for challenge and the law is still unclear in a number of key areas