Supplementary Protection Certificates (SPCs) play a vital role in extending the duration of patents for pharmaceuticals and plant protection products which undergo regulatory approval before they can be marketed.
In this webinar we’ll cover everything Administrators need to know about these important IP rights, including:
- What SPCs are and
- Why they are important to the pharma and agrochemical sector
- What is required to obtain an SPC
- The procedure for obtaining SPCs – filing, prosecution and grant.
Garreth Duncan is a UK and European Patent Attorney and a partner at D Young & Co. Garreth’s 20 years’ experience in the patent profession embraces all chemical areas with an emphasis on pharmaceuticals. He has particular experience in obtaining SPCs and other forms of patent term extension, advising clients on SPC strategies and filing and prosecuting SPC portfolios throughout Europe on a number of important marketed pharmaceutical and plant protection products. Garreth has previously worked as in-house attorney at Pfizer in both their European and US Patent Departments.