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European decision could give longer patent protection worth €billions to companies

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Companies operating in Europe could stand to dramatically increase their revenues if the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) upholds yesterday's opinion from one of its advocate generals, Yves Bot, on allowing negative term supplementary protection certificates (SPCs). A green light for such SPCs would pave the way for companies to benefit from longer patent protection in every EU country.






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