Journal Article

Bitter pill for the pharmaceutical industry

Norman Klix and Bettina Hermann

in Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice

Volume 1, issue 10, pages 639-642
Published in print September 2006 | ISSN: 1747-1532
Published online August 2006 | e-ISSN: 1747-1540 | DOI:
Bitter pill for the pharmaceutical industry

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In Case C-431/04 of 4 May 2006 the European Court of Justice ruled that a combination of an active ingredient and an excipient cannot be understood as ‘combination of active substances’ in the sense of Article 1(b) of Council Regulation 1768/92 and thus is not entitled to SPC protection.

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Subjects: Arbitration ; Intellectual Property Law

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