Mewburn Ellis has unparalled experience with SPC’s and other Patent Term Extensions. We handled the UK’s first SPC application for leuprorelin back in 1993. Since then we have amassed over twenty years’ continuous experience in prosecuting SPCs and advising on European SPC law and practice.
Our SPC team includes patent attorneys from our chemistry and life sciences groups and between them they've handled the filing and prosecution of almost 600 SPC applications. Our clients span a variety of industries including the medtech, agrochemical and food & beverage sectors and we have been involved in the SPC protection for five of the top ten grossing drug products worldwide.
We have not restricted ourselves to dealing with individual UK SPCs. We have also advised on and coordinated large families of SPC applications in over 30 European countries and related term extensions around the world. The breadth of our experience means we have gained a detailed understanding of the rapidly changing SPC law and practice and the relevant European case law concerning SPCs and we are highly adept at deploying this knowledge to advise our clients in relation to SPC filing and prosecution strategy.
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