Industrial property,Patents

On the requirements of Article 3 (a) of EC Regulation n° 469/2009: INPI vs Dana-Farber

Marc Névant (French and European Patent Attorney) In a decision dated 31 January 2024 (appeal n° B 22-18.374), the French Supreme Court (Cour de Cassation) dismissed an appeal filed by the French Patent Office (INPI) against the decision of the Paris Court of Appeal (RG n° 21/08514 of 25 May 2022) annulling INPI’s decision to reject SPC application n° 17C1046. In their decision, the Cour de Cassation held the following: 1/ The Court of Appeal did not confine itself to ruling by way of assertion but noted that EP 424 referred to methods for the generation and identification of an antibody directed against a given...
Industrial property,Intellectual property,Legislation,Patents

European Parliament Adopts Proposals for Unitary SPC and SPC Reform: A New Era for the Protection of Medicinal Products

[Welcome Aboard] Blip! SPC: Uniting the SPC Community It has been a few years since the SPC community had its own place on the internet, dedicated entirely to its guilty pleasure. Well, rejoice SPC addicts! We have the pleasure of introducing Blip! SPC, which we hope will help satisfy that craving. Blip! SPC is part of the Blip! intellectual property blog offered by the International Centre for Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI) at the University of Strasbourg. The blog is intended to be a forum open to all SPC specialists to share their thoughts on national and EU jurisprudence, legislation and,...

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