SPC's – Extending Patent Life

Event information

Administrators Webinar - SPCs - Extending Patent Life
Start date Tuesday, June 26, 2018 12:30 PM
End date Tuesday, June 26, 2018 01:30 PM
CPD Points 1.0
Price Non Member £72.00 (Includes £12.00 VAT)
Member £48.00 (Includes £8.00 VAT)

This webinar has unfortunately been postponed, so we are no longer taking bookings. 

Please be aware the postponed webinar is going to be targeted at administrators only.

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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:

-       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

Speaker information:

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


For non-VAT or non-member bookings, please email cpd@cipa.org.uk