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February 24
Patent Term Extension in Brazil, Canada, China and India

The AIPLA Biotechnology International Subcommittee continues to publish articles on Patent Term Extension (PTE) in various jurisdictions. You may find the following articles:



January 15
Patent Term Extension in Argentina, Australia, Europe, Japan and Korea

The AIPLA Biotechnology International Subcommittee has published a series of articles on Patent Term Extension (PTE) in various jurisdictions.  You may find the following full articles:

January 14
Upcoming Social Events

The Regional/Social Subcommittee is announcing two upcoming social events: 2014 Biotechnology Committee Mid-Winter Institute - Committee Dinner on January 31, 2014 organized by Angie Sebor and AIPLA San Diego Social Event on January 22, 2014 organized by Karen G. Potter, Joseph Mallon and Vicki Norton.  Please come and join us.

All biotech committee members are encouraged to join our Regional/Social Subcommittee.  Please contact Ling Zhong or any of the following regional member contacts if you are interested in coordinating or participating in a regional social event.
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November 18
SPCs for combination products: the saga continues in Europe

David Read, co-sub-chair of the International Subcommittee, reports on the case brought by Actavis Group against Boehringer Ingelheim, which concerns once more the validity of a combination SPC but there are a number of specific issues raised which have not been considered by the CJEU previously, available here. 

November 18
Building A Strong Community

​In response to demand for more interaction and stronger network among our biotech committee members, we are forming and building new or young subcommittees.  Volunteers are welcome to join by contacting the sub-chairs directly or posting comments on this message.

1.      The Academia & Research Institutions Subcommittee (Mark Bloom, Sub-Chair) will serve as a resource, educational forum and advocate for Biotech Committee members who are employed by or provide advice/counsel to non-profit academic or research institutions.
2.      The proposed mission statement for the newly-forming Corporate Practice subcommittee (James J. Kelley , Sub-Chair) is to meet, connect, advocate, collaborate, learn, teach, and enjoy.
3.      The International Subcommittee (David Read and Trevor Davies, Co-Sub-Chairs) will provide members with a global view, covering recent patent developments and providing essential practical advice from practitioners from around the globe working in biotechnology.
4.      The Regional/Social Subcommittee (Ling Zhong, Sub-Chair) is aimed to provide more opportunities for our members to network and have fun in local regions.