Patent protection: pharmaceutical product versus dietary supplement

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In a recent decision the Supreme Court evaluated the scope of patent protection of so-called ´Swiss-type claims´ and infringements constituted by dietary supplements, thereby interpreting the European Patent Convention on a national level. A Swiss-type claim is intended to cover subsequent medical use (or indication of efficacy) of a known substance or composition. 

ILO Newsletter, December 13, 2010


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