Supplementary Protection Certificates

The Court of Milan in Mylan v. Boehringer applies the ECJ decisions on supplementary protection certificates

By decision no. 4136/2015 of 31 March (in Mylan v. Boehringer), the Court of Milan declared the invalidity of a supplementary protection certificate (“SPC”) for a combination of two active ingredients, one the object of a basic patent (and already covered by an SPC) and the other one in […]

The ECJ in Actavis v. Boehringer on supplementary protection certificates

On 12 March, the Court of Justice of the European Union (“ECJ”) ruled on the possibility of issuing a valid supplementary protection certificate (“SPC”) for a combination of two active ingredients, one the object of the basic patent (and already covered by an SPC) and the other one in […]

The European Court of Justice again on supplementary protection certificates

(The original Italian version is also published on Diritto 24 – Il Sole 24 Ore)

On 15 January, the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) ruled in Case C- 631/13 concerning supplementary protection certificates (“SPCs”). As is known, this is a very relevant matter in the life sciences industry, which we […]

The Court of Milan in Sanofi v. Teva “repeats” the CJEU judgment in Actavis

(The original Italian version is published also on Diritto 24 – Il Sole 24 Ore)

By judgment No. 9855/14 published on 1 August, the Business Chamber “A” of the Court of Milan has decided the lawsuit filed by Sanofi against Teva for the infringement of supplementary protection certificate no. UB99P653 […]