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IP Court grants SPC for second medical use
Baptista Monteverde & Associados
  • Intellectual Property
  • Portugal
  • February 23 2015

The IP Court has granted a supplementary protection certificate (SPC) for a second medical use, despite the existence of a previous SPC for the same product and the same basic patent, and contradicting the practice of the Portuguese Patent Office. The decision illustrates the harmonisation of Portuguese jurisprudence with European Court of Justice jurisprudence on SPCs.

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