Director Paul A. Calvo, Ph.D., will speak on the webinar “Patent Term Extensions for Pharma Products in Europe and the USA,” hosted by Società Italiana Brevetti (SIB) on Wednesday, March 15, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. EST.

Webinar Description

Much like the Patent Term Extension (PTE) system in the USA, the Supplementary Protection Certificate (SPC) system in Europe provides extended protection beyond the normal 20-year patent term for authorized pharmaceutical products. This webinar will explore both the similarities and discrepancies between the two systems.

Paul will provide an overview of requirements and strategic considerations for the United States’ Patent Term Extension (PTE) system, its interplay with patent term adjustment, and potential pitfalls arising from issues regarding obviousness-type double patenting.