Client Alert

Patents granted with a reduced term of protection due to preliminary injunction
(BRPTO’s gazette of May 4, 2021)

On May 4, 2021, the BRPTO granted more patents with a reduced term of protection due to the preliminary injunction (PI) granted by Reporting-Justice Toffoli on April 7. You can learn more about Reporting-Justice Toffoli PI in our client alert from April 12, 2021.

Although eligible for the provisions of the Sole Paragraph of Article 40 of the Brazilian IP Statute, an additional 42 patents have been granted with a reduced term of protection in the BRPTO’s Official Gazette #2626 of May 4, 2021. Those patents add to the 114 patents previously granted with a reduced term of protection in Official Gazettes #2623 to #2625.

Patents granted in BRPTO’s gazettes #2623 to #2626 affected by Justice Toffoli’s decision

As shown in Annex I (below), Justice Toffoli’s decision reduced the term of protection of around 20% of affected patents by more than four or five years, i.e., their term of protection will expire within the next five years. Among the patents harmed by Justice Toffoli’s decision, eleven belong to Brazilian universities, supported by State or Federal Governments.

The number of patents affected by Justice Toffoli’s decision, per patentee’s country:

Licks Attorneys is actively engaged in all aspects of the case before the Supreme Court. The firm represents associations covering a broad spectrum of patent owners in different arts. The latest developments concerning the case can be found on the firm’s specially developed website:

https://www.lickslegal.com/information-about-the-brazilian-patent-system.

You can download a copy of the BRPTO’s original communication here. For additional information, please contact info@lickslegal.com.

Annex I – Patents granted in BRPTO’s gazettes #2623 to #2626 affected by Justice Toffoli’s decision

Patentee Patent number Term of protection lost Filing date Current term WO number
3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY PI 0806441-5 3 year(s) and 3 month(s) 02/07/08 02/07/28 2008/100407
3SHAPE A/SBR 112012021207-92 month(s)02/24/1102/24/312011/103879
ABBVIE IRELAND UNLIMITED COMPANYPI 0609121-05 year(s) and 1 month(s)04/11/0604/11/262006/110816
ABT HOLDING COMPANY BR 112012001329-79 month(s)07/21/1007/21/302011/011500
ABT HOLDING COMPANY BR 112012021451-92 month(s)02/23/1102/23/312011/106365
ADVERIO PHARMA GMBHBR 122019002291-75 month(s)11/22/1011/22/302011/064171
ADVERIO PHARMA GMBH BR 112012012617-25 month(s)11/22/1011/22/302011/064171
AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES INC. PI 0915173-71 year(s) and 11 month(s)06/11/0906/11/292009/152353
AJINOMOTO CO, INC.PI 0902782-31 year(s) and 8 month(s)08/31/0908/31/29 
AJINOMOTO CO., INC.PI 0515413-85 year(s) and 7 month(s)09/16/0509/16/252006/030980
ALLEGIANCE CORPORATIONPI 0717498-53 year(s) and 7 month(s)09/27/0709/27/272008/060355
ALLERGAN INC.PI 0714885-23 year(s) and 9 month(s)07/09/0707/09/272008/008718
AMARIN CORPORATION PLC BR 112012006692-77 month(s)09/23/1009/23/302011/038122
AMGEN INC. PI 0911385-11 year(s) and 10 month(s)06/03/0906/03/292009/149171
ANDREAS HEITTICH GMBH & CO. KG / TERUMO BCT, INC.BR 112012016764-24 month(s)01/05/1101/05/312011/083120
ANORMED INC. PI 0515918-05 year(s) and 7 month(s)09/26/0509/26/252006/039250
ARES TRADING S.A. BR 122018068797-57 year(s) and 1 month(s)03/26/0403/26/242004/087101
ASTRA TECH AB PI 0813639-42 year(s) and 9 month(s)07/08/0807/08/282009/007371
BAYER HEALTHCARE LLCBR 112012020855-12 month(s)02/21/1102/21/312011/103531
BAYER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY GMBHPI 0718480-83 year(s) and 6 month(s)10/06/0710/06/272008/046532
BAYER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY GMBHPI 0819909-42 year(s) and 5 month(s)11/19/0811/19/282009/068204
BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY PI 0915953-31 year(s) and 9 month(s)07/21/0907/21/292010/011664
BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANYBR 112012021414-42 month(s)02/23/1102/23/312011/106374
BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY BR 112012013340-35 month(s)11/30/1011/30/302011/068531
BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY PI 0413532-66 year(s) and 9 month(s)08/12/0408/12/242005/018704
BEST ABT, INC.BR 112012006679-07 month(s)09/21/1009/21/302011/037615
BIO2 TECHNOLOGIES, INCBR 112012000327-59 month(s)07/08/1007/08/302011/005933
BIO2 TECHNOLOGIES, INC BR 112012000326-710 month(s)07/08/1007/08/302011/005935
BIOCON LIMITED PI 0520622-75 year(s) and 6 month(s)10/13/0510/13/252007/043059
BIOPROJET PI 0712631-03 year(s) and 10 month(s)06/21/0706/21/272007/148208
BIOTECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE, I MAS D, S.L.PI 1007666-21 year(s)05/12/1005/12/302010/130851
BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM INTERANTIONAL GMBH BR 112012011689-46 month(s)11/06/1011/06/302011/061080
CARDIOPRECISION LIMITEDPI 0906844-92 year(s) and 3 month(s)01/15/0901/15/292009/090383
CAREFUSION 303, INC. BR 122019025289-01 month(s)03/25/1103/25/312012/011975
CAREGEN CO., LTD.PI 0911650-82 year(s) and 2 month(s)03/06/0903/06/292009/125925
CAREGEN CO., LTD.BR 122020010515-12 year(s) and 2 month(s)03/06/0903/06/292009/125925
CELGENE INTERNATIONAL II SÁRLBR 112012011427-15 month(s)11/15/1011/15/302011/060392
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE (C.N.R.S.) (FR) / UNIVERSITÉ PAUL SABATIER TOULOUSE IIIBR 112012007301-07 month(s)10/04/1010/04/302011/039379
CHIESI FARMACEUTICI S.P.A BR 112012015337-44 month(s)12/22/1012/22/302011/076843
CHUGAI SEIYAKU KABUSHIKI KAISHAPI 0821110-82 year(s) and 4 month(s)12/05/0812/05/282009/072604
CHUGAI SEIYAKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA PI 0617664-04 year(s) and 6 month(s)10/20/0610/20/262007/046489
CILAG AGPI 0818249-32 year(s) and 6 month(s)10/10/0810/10/282009/047314
CONDOR MEDTEC GMBHBR 112012026863-51 month(s)03/18/1103/18/312011/131162
DAIICHI SANKYO COMPANY, LIMITED PI 1013482-41 year(s) and 1 month(s)03/25/1003/25/302010/110361
DEBIOPHARM S.A.PI 9914508-111 year(s) and 6 month(s)10/13/9910/13/192000/021527
DESTINY PHARMA LIMITED PI 0512563-45 year(s) and 10 month(s)06/22/0506/22/252006/000765
DSM IP ASSETS B.V. BR 122015020119-51 year(s) and 1 month(s)03/22/1003/22/302011/090493
D-X INDUSTRIA COMERCIO IMPORTAÇÃO E EXPORTAÇÃO LTDA MU 8802728-74 year(s) and 5 month(s)11/17/0811/17/23 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY INC BR 112012020166-23 month(s)02/09/1102/09/312011/100338
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY INC BR 112012002041-29 month(s)07/21/1007/21/302011/014394
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC.PI 0920403-21 year(s) and 7 month(s)10/09/0910/09/292010/042786
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC.PI 0901477-22 year(s) and 2 month(s)02/13/0902/13/29 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. BR 112012011963-05 month(s)11/17/1011/17/302011/063051
ETHYPHARM PI 0608505-95 year(s) and 2 month(s)03/20/0603/20/262006/097361
EXELIXIS PATENT COMPANY LLC PI 1013259-711 month(s)05/26/1005/26/302010/138598
EXELIXIS, INCPI 0617162-14 year(s) and 6 month(s)10/09/0610/09/262007/044729
EXELIXIS, INC. PI 0617159-14 year(s) and 6 month(s)10/09/0610/09/262007/044813
F. HOFFMANN-LA ROCHE AG PI 0515860-55 year(s) and 5 month(s)12/15/0512/15/252006/066790
F. HOFFMANN-LA ROCHE AG PI 0717035-13 year(s) and 8 month(s)08/30/0708/30/272008/028860
FERRER INTERNACIONAL, S.A.BR 112012025475-81 year(s) and 1 month(s)04/06/1004/06/302011/124249
FUNDAÇÃO DE AMPARO À PESQUISA DO ESTADO DE SÃO PAULO - FAPESP (BR/SP) / UNIVERSIDADE DE SÃO PAULO - USP PI 0905355-71 year(s) and 5 month(s)12/14/0912/14/29 
FUNDAÇÃO UNIVERSIDADE DE BRASÍLIAPI 0803141-02 year(s) and 10 month(s)07/02/0807/02/28 
GADE - IMPORTAÇÃO E EXPORTAÇÃO DE MATERIAIS E EQUIPAMENTOS HOSPITALARES LTDA. MU 9103188-52 year(s)04/20/1104/20/26 
GENENTECH, INC PI 0510883-75 year(s) and 10 month(s)05/31/0505/31/252005/117986
GENETECH, INCBR 112012009846-26 month(s)10/26/1010/26/302011/056606
GILEAD SCIENCES, INC.PI 1012638-41 year(s) and 1 month(s)04/01/1004/01/302010/115000
GLAXOSMITHKLINE BIOLOGICALS S.A. PI 0612654-54 year(s) and 10 month(s)06/23/0606/23/262007/000343
GLAXOSMITHKLINE LLC PI 0911847-01 year(s) and 11 month(s)04/30/0904/30/292009/134947
GORE ENTERPRISE HOLDINGS, INC BR 112012007518-77 month(s)10/08/1010/08/302011/044459
HAIDONG HUANGPI 1006104-51 year(s) and 3 month(s)01/06/1001/06/302010/078842
ICEUTICA PTY LTDPI 1013835-81 year(s)04/23/1004/23/302010/121323
IMMUNOGEN, INC. PI 1010620-011 month(s)06/02/1006/02/302010/141566
INTELLIKINE, LLC. BR 112012000968-010 month(s)07/15/1007/15/302011/008302
INTERCEPT PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.PI 0921983-81 year(s) and 5 month(s)11/19/0911/19/292010/059853
JANSSEN BIOTECH, INC. BR 112012008891-26 month(s)10/15/1010/15/302011/047298
JANSSEN VACCINES & PREVENTION B.V. BR 112012008507-77 month(s)10/14/1010/14/302011/045381
JOHNSON & JOHNSON INDUSTRIA E COMÉRCIO LTDA PI 1001362-811 month(s)04/29/1004/29/30 
JOHNSON & JOHNSON PI 0601903-05 year(s)04/17/0604/17/26 
JOHNSON & JOHNSON PI 0605646-64 year(s) and 7 month(s)09/15/0609/15/26 
K.U. LEUVEN RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT (BE) / GERHARD PÜRSTINGERBR 122018077110-07 year(s) and 10 month(s)07/03/0307/03/232004/005286
KALYPSYS, INC. PI 0619282-34 year(s) and 6 month(s)10/23/0610/23/262007/051095
KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N. VBR 112012010171-46 month(s)10/11/1010/11/302011/055250
KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N. VBR 112012012230-45 month(s)11/15/1011/15/302011/064688
LEO PHARMA A/SBR 122012030846-311 year(s) and 3 month(s)01/27/0001/27/202000/064450
MALLINCKRODT HOSPITAL PRODUCTS IP LIMITEDBR 112013017498-64 month(s)01/06/1101/06/312012/094008
MARINOMED BIOTECHNOLOGIE GMBH PI 0715070-93 year(s) and 8 month(s)08/03/0708/03/272008/015007
MCNEIL-PPC, INC. PI 0920998-01 year(s) and 5 month(s)11/20/0911/20/292010/059904
MEGADYNE MEDICAL PRODUCTS, INC.PI 1013398-41 year(s) and 2 month(s)02/18/1002/18/302010/099026
MENARINI INTERNATIONAL OPERATIONS LUXEMBOURG S.A BR 112012020252-93 month(s)02/09/1102/09/312011/098474
MERCK SERONO S.P.A. PI 1011103-411 month(s)05/19/1005/19/302010/134117
METABOLON, INC. PI 0815095-82 year(s) and 9 month(s)07/17/0807/17/282009/014639
N.V. NUTRICIABR 112012000760-210 month(s)07/12/1007/12/302011/008086
NATCO PHARMA LIMITED PI 0515081-75 year(s) and 10 month(s)07/19/0507/19/252006/027795
NEOGEN N.V. BR 112013020331-52 month(s)02/10/1102/10/312012/107093
NERVIANO MEDICAL SCIENCES S.R.L. PI 0911634-62 year(s)04/30/0904/30/292009/133183
NEURIM PHARMACEUTICALS (1991) LTD. PI 0706992-84 year(s) and 3 month(s)02/13/0702/13/272007/093880
NORDMARK ARZNEIMITTEL GMBH & CO. KG PI 0922653-22 year(s) and 2 month(s)01/29/0901/29/292010/085975
NORGINE BV BR 112012001899-09 month(s)07/30/1007/30/302011/012866
NOVARTIS AGBR 112012013426-44 month(s)12/03/1012/03/302011/067672
NOVARTIS AGBR 112012013503-15 month(s)12/01/1012/01/302011/068872
NOVO NORDISK A/S PI 1014760-810 month(s)06/25/1006/25/302010/149772
ONCOBETA INTERNATIONAL GMBHBR 112012012440-45 month(s)11/16/1011/16/302011/063903
ORION BIOTECHNOLOGY SWITZERLAND SÀRL PI 0715331-73 year(s) and 9 month(s)07/25/0707/25/272008/012689
OSANG HEALTHCARE CO., LTD.PI 0809707-02 year(s) and 10 month(s)06/24/0806/24/282009/048217
OSS-Q ABBR 112012022686-01 month(s)03/10/1103/10/312011/112145
OY AJAT LTD. PI 0908176-32 year(s) and 4 month(s)01/14/0901/14/292009/112906
PAION UK LIMITED PI 0714886-03 year(s) and 9 month(s)07/10/0707/10/272008/007071
PALADIN LABS INC. PI 0917608-01 year(s) and 4 month(s)12/14/0912/14/292010/066034
PEDRO CUNHA CHOCAIRMU 9003066-46 year(s) and 2 month(s)02/04/1002/04/25 
PIERRE FABRE MEDICAMENT BR 122019023930-41 year(s) and 5 month(s)12/02/0912/02/292010/069765
PLASMA TECHNICS BR 112012006131-37 month(s)09/16/1009/16/302011/035074
PORTAL MEDICAL LTDBR 112012021377-62 month(s)02/23/1102/23/312011/104541
PORTAL MEDICAL LTDBR 112012021378-42 month(s)02/23/1102/23/312011/104539
R.P. SCHERER TECHNOLOGIES, LLCBR 112012023324-61 month(s)03/15/1103/15/312011/115969
RAPTOR PHARMACEUTICALS INC. BR 112012004692-67 month(s)09/03/1009/03/302011/029059
REMEDI TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS, LLC PI 0920964-61 year(s) and 5 month(s)12/04/0912/04/292010/065846
RICHTER GEDEON NYRT PI 0813654-82 year(s) and 10 month(s)06/19/0806/19/282009/001148
ROQUETTE FRERESPI 0612770-34 year(s) and 10 month(s)06/28/0606/28/262007/006885
ROVERS HOLDING B.V. BR 112013003472-68 month(s)08/17/1008/17/302011/021931
SANOFI-AVENTIS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH PI 1008842-31 year(s) and 2 month(s)02/03/1002/03/302010/089306
SCHEPENS EYE RESEARCH / JOHNSON & JOHNSON VISION CARE, INC.PI 0512864-15 year(s) and 10 month(s)06/30/0506/30/252006/007510
SEATTLE GENETICS, INC. (US) / MEDIMMUNE LIMITED BR 112012026801-51 month(s)04/15/1104/15/312011/130613
SHANGHAI ZERUN BIOTECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. PI 0818957-92 year(s) and 5 month(s)11/24/0811/24/282009/076824
SOMALOGIC, INC.BR 112012025872-922 day(s)04/12/1104/12/312011/130289
SPINEWELDING AGPI 1009207-21 year(s) and 2 month(s)02/24/1002/24/302010/096942
SUN PHARMA GLOBAL FZE PI 0918629-81 year(s) and 7 month(s)09/15/0909/15/292010/033481
SYMRISE AG PI 0822929-52 year(s) and 9 month(s)07/10/0807/10/282008/119841
SYNTHES GMBHBR 112012026079-022 day(s)04/14/1104/14/312011/130506
SYNTHES GMBH PI 1006858-91 year(s) and 3 month(s)01/21/1001/21/302010/085538
TAKEDA PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY LIMITED BR 122017028096-14 year(s) and 7 month(s)08/29/0608/29/262007/026916
TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHABR 112012007578-07 month(s)09/13/1009/13/302011/040218
TETRAHEDRON PI 0513733-05 year(s) and 9 month(s)07/22/0507/22/252006/008190
THERAVANCE BIOPHARMA R&D IP, LLCPI 0814288-22 year(s) and 9 month(s)07/15/0807/15/282009/014610
THERAVANCE BIOPHARMA R&D IP, LLC PI 0921593-01 year(s) and 6 month(s)11/13/0911/13/292010/056938
TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC. PI 0910509-31 year(s) and 10 month(s)07/10/0907/10/292010/005068
UCB PHARMA SA PI 0309730-78 year(s) and 0 month(s)05/02/0305/02/232003/093320
UNI-CHARM CORPORATION PI 0815515-12 year(s) and 8 month(s)09/03/0809/03/282009/031592
UNIVERSIDADE DE SÃO PAULO - USP PI 0703747-33 year(s) and 8 month(s)08/31/0708/31/27 
UNIVERSIDADE DE SÃO PAULO - USP / FUNDAÇÃO DE AMPARO À PESQUISA DO ESTADO DE SÃO PAULO - FAPESPPI 1003749-78 month(s)08/18/1008/18/30 
UNIVERSIDADE DE SÃO PAULO - USP (BR/SP) / VENTRIX TECNOLOGIA LTDA PI 1001332-61 year(s) and 1 month(s)04/07/1004/07/30 
UNIVERSIDADE ESTADUAL DE CAMPINAS - UNICAMP PI 1001787-910 month(s)06/22/1006/22/30 
UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DE MINAS GERAIS PI 0705918-33 year(s) and 10 month(s)06/01/0706/01/27 
UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DE MINAS GERAIS PI 0905584-31 year(s) and 4 month(s)12/23/0912/23/29 
UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DE MINAS GERAIS PI 1013470-011 month(s)04/30/1004/30/30 
UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DE MINAS GERAIS - UFMG PI 1005033-75 month(s)12/13/1012/13/30 
UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DE MINAS GERAIS - UFMG (BR/MG) / LUDWIG INSTITUTE FOR CANCER RESEARCH LTD. PI 1005909-17 month(s)09/02/1009/02/30 
UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DE UBERLÂNDIA (BR/MG) / FUNDAÇÃO DE AMPARO À PESQUISA DO ESTADO DE MINAS GERAIS (BR/MG) / IMUNOSCAN ENGENHARIA MOLECULAR LTDA-MEPI 0904827-81 year(s) and 5 month(s)11/06/0911/06/29 
UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL FLUMINENSE PI 1003106-58 month(s)08/03/1008/03/30 
UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA "LA SAPIENZA" (IT) / UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI PAVIA (IT) / UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO (IT) / FONDAZIONE IEO-CCMBR 112012027062-120 day(s)04/15/1104/15/312011/131576
VIRBAC BR 112012028548-31 year(s) and 0 month(s)05/07/1005/07/302011/138513
WISTA LABORATORIES LTD.BR 112012006626-97 month(s)09/23/1009/23/302011/036561
WISTA LABORATORIES LTD.BR 122020004984-71 year(s) and 5 month(s)12/10/0912/10/292010/067078
WISTA LABORATORIES LTD.BR 122020004985-51 year(s) and 5 month(s)12/10/0912/10/292010/067078
WW TECHNOLOGY AG PI 0919566-11 year(s) and 6 month(s)10/20/0910/20/292010/045749
WYETH PI 0611600-04 year(s) and 10 month(s)06/16/0606/16/262006/138553
ZACH SYSTEM PI 0919257-31 year(s) and 7 month(s)09/22/0909/22/292010/034927
Go Back