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A closer look at Pfizer v Orifarm, SPCs and the specific mechanism

Patrick Wingrove, London

The CJEU set several precedents for the specific mechanism’s scope over supplementary protection certificates, in a decision IP attorneys say cements the connection between SPCs and basic patents

IP lawyers say the connection between SPCs and basic patents has been strengthened by the CJEU last week confirming the scope of the specific mechanism regarding parallel importation of supplementary protection certificate-protected products.

In the case of Pfizer v Orifarm...

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