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Intellectual Property

01 June 2020
Núria Ribera Appeal court confirms revocation of Spanish SPC for Truvada

Spain - Grau & Angulo

The Barcelona Court of Appeal recently issued a judgment confirming the invalidity of Gilead's supplementary protection certificate (SPC) for the combination of tenofovir disoproxil + emtricitabine, thus upholding a first-instance decision favourable to generic competitors Teva and Mylan. The matter has been followed in Europe, where the UK Patents Court referred a question to the Court of Justice of the European Union, which issued a judgment on the interpretation of the requirement under the EU SPC Regulation.

Author: Núria Ribera
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Recent updates

Adam Bell COVID-19 Weekly Report (18-24 May 2020)

International - International Law Office

Author: Adam Bell
Szymon Gogulski New approach to trade secret infringement by former employees

Poland - Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak

Authors: Szymon Gogulski, Jacek Zwara
Urszula Wojtyra First decision under amended PMNOC Regulations: Federal Court finds Amgen's filgrastim patent obvious

Canada - Smart & Biggar

Author: Urszula Wojtyra
Esther Gómez García Copyright protection of fashion designs in Spain after Cofemel

Spain - Grau & Angulo

Author: Esther Gómez García
Xiaoling Duan Beijing IP Court concludes first patent infringement case on microorganism protection

China - Wanhuida Intellectual Property

Authors: Xiaoling Duan, Wenting Liu
Cathy Ting Main points of Copyright Act draft amendments

Taiwan - Lee and Li Attorneys at Law

Author: Cathy Ting
Seema S Mansoor Patent owners' rights under Patents Ordinance 2000

Pakistan - Vellani & Vellani

Authors: Seema S Mansoor, Erum Rasheed
Jean-Christophe Rolland INPI examination of inventive step: time to make a choice!

France - GEVERS & ORES

Authors: Jean-Christophe Rolland, Chantal Noël

Upcoming events

IPBC Global 2020

30 August - 1 September 2020 - The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago

IAM’s 13th annual IPBC Global offers an unrivalled opportunity to put yourself at the heart of discussions involving those who make the world’s IP weather. Featuring top-level IP business experts, the programme will provide a detailed overview of the developing global IP landscape, explore the implications of recent events, focus on emerging business models and review best-practice value creation strategies. It is the one IP event that you cannot afford to miss.

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Patent Litigation 2020

10 November 2020 - Washington DC, United States

IAM’s Patent Litigation returns to Washington DC for its sixth year, bringing together leading IP experts in both litigation and policy. Well established as the must-attend event for anyone interested in how the legal and political climates shape the patent market, panellists will represent a broad cross-section of the patent community.

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AI IP USA 2020

8 October 2020 - Boston, United States

AI is creating a seismic shift in the way that people interact with technology, disrupting every major industry along the way. But as AI continues to transform day-to-day processes, patent systems and IP managers are battling with its implications. IAM’s inaugural AI IP event will explore the latest strategies and insight that IP managers can use to keep up with AI innovation as it far outpaces the laws surrounding it.

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