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David Schwartz presents at C5 International Pharma Patent Term Extensions Forum in Germany


Ottawa partner David Schwartz will be in attendance as a speaker at the 18th International Pharmaceutical Patent Term Extensions Forum, in Munich, Germany.

David, along with leading in-house IP counsel, patent attorneys, representatives from multi-jurisdiction patent offices and policy authorities from around the globe, will share insights on the complexities of SPCs and other types of patent extensions. Attendees will gain comprehensive knowledge at the forefront of patent protection.

David’s presentation, “Understanding how the SPC System has changed through the CETA Agreement” will explore Canada’s agreement, through CETA, to make a number of important changes to intellectual property protection for pharmaceutical patentees in order to bring Canadian practice more in line with European practice. David will discuss the practical implementation of the SPC system to improve patent term extension success:

  • Analysing Bill C-30’s amendment of the Canadian Patent Act on how to apply and enforce an SPC for pharmaceutical companies
  • Determining the criteria for SPC eligible patents and its relation to:
  • Medical ingredients
  • Combination of medical ingredients
  • Determining the rules for eligible patents whereby there are multiple patents subject to SPC

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