The following IP guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and it is not maintained. It contains closed legislative proposals, published judgments and closed consultations that are no longer featured in the current Life sciences tracker because they are not from the current year.
To track the progress of current legislative proposals, relevant cases and consultations related to life sciences, see Practice Note: Life sciences tracker.
Unified Patent Court
Judgments—Supplementary protection certificates
Judgments—Medical devices and medicinal products
Judgments—Access to documents
For current items on life sciences, see Practice Note: Life sciences tracker.
For key developments and guidance related to Brexit in the life sciences sector, including the timeline of the relocation of the European Medicines Agency (EMA), see Practice Note: Life sciences—Brexit tracker.
In December 2012, an agreement was reached on the so-called 'patent package', a legislative initiative consisting of two regulations (Regulation (EU) 1257/2012 implementing enhanced co-operation in the area of the creation of unitary patent protection and Regulation (EU) 1260/2012, the so-called Language Regulation—the 'Unitary Patent Regulations') and the Unified Patent Court (UPC) Agreement, laying the ground for the creation of unitary patent protection in the EU.
For current legislation, see Practice Note: Life sciences tracker—Legislation.
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