SPCs: CJEU to consider what is meant by ‘a valid drug marketing authorisation’
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corporation v. Controller General of Patents  EWHC 1896 (Pat)
The UK Patent court decided that an informal notification that a marketing authorisation was going to be granted was not the same as the grant of a marketing authorisation. The court considered that the question was difficult and hence made a reference to the Court of Justice of the European Union.
29 Jul 2019