Order of the Court (Fourth Chamber) of 25 November 2011.

University of Queensland and CSL Ltd v Comptroller General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks.

Reference for a preliminary ruling: High Court of Justice (England & Wales), Chancery Division (Patents Court) - United Kingdom.

Article 104(3), first subparagraph, of the Rules of Procedure - Medicinal products for human use - Supplementary protection certificate - Regulation (EC) No 469/2009 - Article 3 - Conditions for obtaining a certificate - Concept of a ‘product protected by a basic patent in force’ - Criteria - Existence of further or different criteria for a medicinal product comprising more than one active ingredient or for a vaccine against multiple diseases (‘Multi-disease vaccine’ or ‘multivalent vaccine’).

Case C-630/10.


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Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Order (OJ)
24/02/2012 University of Queensland and CSL
Order
ECLI:EU:C:2011:780
25/11/2011 University of Queensland and CSL
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Order (Summary)
ECLI:EU:C:2011:780
25/11/2011 University of Queensland and CSL
Application (OJ)
19/03/2011 University of Queensland and CSL
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Reports of Cases

2011 I-12231

Subject-matter

Reference for a preliminary ruling – High Court of Justice (Chancery Division) – Interpretation of Article 3(a) and (b) of Regulation (EC) No 469/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 May concerning the supplementary protection certificate for medicinal products (OJ 2009 L 152, p. 1) – Conditions for obtaining a certificate – Concept of a ‘product protected by a basic patent in force’ – Criteria – Existence of further or different criteria for a medicinal product comprising more than one active ingredient or for a vaccine against multiple diseases (‘Multi-disease vaccine’)

Systematic classification scheme

1.
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.11 Approximation of laws
    4.11.02 Uniform laws
      4.11.02.01 Supplementary protection certificate for medicinal products
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.11 Approximation of laws
    4.11.02 Uniform laws
      4.11.02.01 Supplementary protection certificate for medicinal products
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.11 Approximation of laws
    4.11.02 Uniform laws
      4.11.02.01 Supplementary protection certificate for medicinal products
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.11 Approximation of laws
    4.11.02 Uniform laws
      4.11.02.01 Supplementary protection certificate for medicinal products


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

  • Court of Justice - Rules of Procedure (1991) -A104P3L1 : paragraph 23
  • Regulation 469/2009 : paragraph 29
  • Regulation 469/2009 -A03 : paragraph 1
  • Regulation 469/2009 -A01 : paragraph 4
  • Regulation 469/2009 -A01LC : paragraph 37
  • Regulation 469/2009 -A02 : paragraphs 5, 38
  • Regulation 469/2009 -A03 : paragraph 6
  • Regulation 469/2009 -A03LA : paragraphs 26, 30, 31, 40, 41
  • Regulation 469/2009 -A03LB : paragraphs 32, 33, 36
  • Regulation 469/2009 -A04 : paragraphs 7, 34
  • Regulation 469/2009 -A05 : paragraphs 8, 30, 34, 38
  • Regulation 469/2009 -C1 : paragraph 3
  • Regulation 469/2009 -C4 : paragraph 3
  • Regulation 469/2009 -C5 : paragraph 3
  • Regulation 469/2009 -C6 : paragraph 3
  • Regulation 469/2009 -C7 : paragraph 3
  • Regulation 469/2009 -C8 : paragraph 3
  • Regulation 469/2009 -C9 : paragraph 3
  • Regulation 469/2009 -C10 : paragraph 3
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -350/92 : paragraph 29
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -181/95 : paragraph 35
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -392/97 : paragraph 28
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -127/00 : paragraph 29
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -482/07 : paragraph 29
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -322/10 : paragraphs 24, 27, 29, 30, 33 - 35, 38 - 40
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -422/10 : paragraphs 24, 33 - 35

Operative part

  • Interprets : Regulation 469/2009 -A03LA
  • Interprets : Regulation 469/2009 -A03LB

Opinion

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Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 24/12/2010

Date of the Opinion

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Date of the hearing

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Date of delivery

25/11/2011


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Application: OJ C 89 from 19.03.2011, p.10

Order: OJ C 73 from 10.03.2012, p.10

Name of the parties

University of Queensland and CSL

Notes on Academic Writings

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Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

High Court of Justice (England & Wales), Chancery Division - United Kingdom

Subject-matter

  • Approximation of laws
  • Intellectual, industrial and commercial property
  • - Patents

Procedure and result

  • Reference for a preliminary ruling

Formation of the Court

quatrième chambre (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

Toader

Advocate General

Trstenjak

Language(s) of the Case

  • English

Language(s) of the Opinion

    Information not available