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The BRPTO continues to grant patents with a reduced term of protection due to preliminary injunction
(BRPTO’s gazette of April 27, 2021)

On April 27, 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, additional 30 patents have been granted with a reduced term of protection in the BRPTO’s Official Gazette #2625 of April 27, 2021. Those patents add to the 84 patents previously granted with a reduced term of protection in Official Gazettes #2623 and #2624.

Patents granted in BRPTO’s gazettes #2623 to #2625 affected by Justice Toffoli’s decision

Among the patents granted in BRPTO’s Official Gazette #2625 is BR 122012030846-3, which has been granted already expired. Annex I (below) shows all patents granted to date with a reduced term of protection due to Justice Toffoli’s decision.

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, with four partners scheduled to present oral arguments during the April 14, en banc hearing session. 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 on BRPTO’s gazette #2623 to #2625 affected by Justice Toffoli’s decision

Patentee Patent number Term of protection lost Filing date Current term WO number
3SHAPE A/S BR 1120120212079 2 month(s) 24/02/2011 24/02/2031 2011/103879
ABBVIE IRELAND UNLIMITED COMPANYPI 0609121-05 year(s) and 1 month(s)11/04/200611/04/20262006/110816
ABT HOLDING COMPANY BR 11201200132979 month(s)21/07/201021/07/20302011/011500
ABT HOLDING COMPANY BR 11201202145192 month(s)23/02/201123/02/20312011/106365
ADVERIO PHARMA GMBHBR 12201900229170 year(s) and 5 month(s)22/11/201022/11/20302011/064171
ADVERIO PHARMA GMBH BR 11201201261720 year(s) and 5 month(s)22/11/201022/11/20302011/064171
AJINOMOTO CO, INC.PI 0902782-31 year(s) and 8 month(s)31/08/200931/08/2029 
AJINOMOTO CO., INC.PI 0515413-85 year(s) and 7 month(s)16/09/200516/09/20252006/030980
ALLEGIANCE CORPORATIONPI 0717498-53 year(s) and 7 month(s)27/09/200727/09/20272008/060355
ALLERGAN INC.PI 0714885-23 year(s) and 9 month(s)09/07/200709/07/20272008/008718
AMARIN CORPORATION PLC BR 11201200669277 month(s)23/09/201023/09/20302011/038122
AMGEN INC. PI 0911385-11 year(s) and 10 month(s)03/06/200903/06/20292009/149171
ANDREAS HEITTICH GMBH & CO. KG / TERUMO BCT, INC.BR 11201201676420 year(s) and 4 month(s)05/01/201105/01/20312011/083120
ANORMED INC. PI 0515918-05 year(s) and 7 month(s)26/09/200526/09/20252006/039250
ARES TRADING S.A. BR 12201806879757 year(s) and 1 month(s)26/03/200426/03/20242004/087101
ASTRA TECH AB PI 0813639-42 year(s) and 9 month(s)08/07/200808/07/20282009/007371
BAYER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY GMBHPI 0718480-83 year(s) and 6 month(s)06/10/200706/10/20272008/046532
BAYER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY GMBHPI 0819909-42 year(s) and 5 month(s)19/11/200819/11/20282009/068204
BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY PI 0915953-31 year(s) and 9 month(s)21/07/200921/07/20292010/011664
BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANYBR 11201202141442 month(s)23/02/201123/02/20312011/106374
BEST ABT, INC.BR 11201200667907 month(s)21/09/201021/09/20302011/037615
BIO2 TECHNOLOGIES, INCBR 11201200032759 month(s)08/07/201008/07/20302011/005933
BIOCON LIMITED PI 0520622-75 year(s) and 6 month(s)13/10/200513/10/20252007/043059
BIOTECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE, I MAS D, S.L.PI 1007666-21 year(s) and 0 month(s)12/05/201012/05/20302010/130851
CARDIOPRECISION LIMITEDPI 0906844-92 year(s) and 3 month(s)15/01/200915/01/20292009/090383
CAREFUSION 303, INC. BR 12201902528901 month(s)25/03/201125/03/20312012/011975
CAREGEN CO., LTD.PI 0911650-82 year(s) and 2 month(s)06/03/200906/03/20292009/125925
CAREGEN CO., LTD.BR 12202001051512 year(s) and 2 month(s)06/03/200906/03/20292009/125925
CELGENE INTERNATIONAL II SÁRLBR 11201201142715 month(s)15/11/201015/11/20302011/060392
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE (C.N.R.S.) (FR) / UNIVERSITÉ PAUL SABATIER TOULOUSE IIIBR 11201200730107 month(s)04/10/201004/10/20302011/039379
CHUGAI SEIYAKU KABUSHIKI KAISHAPI 0821110-82 year(s) and 4 month(s)05/12/200805/12/20282009/072604
CHUGAI SEIYAKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA PI 0617664-04 year(s) and 6 month(s)20/10/200620/10/20262007/046489
CILAG AGPI 0818249-32 year(s) and 6 month(s)10/10/200810/10/20282009/047314
CONDOR MEDTEC GMBHBR 11201202686351 month(s)18/03/201118/03/20312011/131162
DAIICHI SANKYO COMPANY, LIMITED PI 1013482-41 year(s) and 1 month(s)25/03/201025/03/20302010/110361
DEBIOPHARM S.A.PI 9914508-111 year(s) and 6 month(s)13/10/199913/10/20192000/021527
DESTINY PHARMA LIMITED PI 0512563-45 year(s) and 10 month(s)22/06/200522/06/20252006/000765
DSM IP ASSETS B.V. BR 12201502011951 year(s) and 1 month(s)22/03/201022/03/20302011/090493
D-X INDUSTRIA COMERCIO IMPORTAÇÃO E EXPORTAÇÃO LTDA MU 8802728-74 year(s) and 5 month(s)17/11/200817/11/2023
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC.PI 0920403-21 year(s) and 7 month(s)09/10/200909/10/20292010/042786
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC.PI 0901477-22 year(s) and 2 month(s)13/02/200913/02/2029 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. BR 11201201196300 year(s) and 5 month(s)17/11/201017/11/20302011/063051
EXELIXIS PATENT COMPANY LLC PI 1013259-711 month(s)26/05/201026/05/20302010/138598
EXELIXIS, INCPI 0617162-14 year(s) and 6 month(s)09/10/200609/10/20262007/044729
EXELIXIS, INC. PI 0617159-14 year(s) and 6 month(s)09/10/200609/10/20262007/044813
FERRER INTERNACIONAL, S.A.BR 11201202547581 year(s) and 1 month(s)06/04/201006/04/20302011/124249
FUNDAÇÃO UNIVERSIDADE DE BRASÍLIAPI 0803141-02 year(s) and 10 month(s)02/07/200802/07/2028 
GENENTECH, INC PI 0510883-75 year(s) and 10 month(s)31/05/200531/05/20252005/117986
GENETECH, INCBR 11201200984626 month(s)26/10/201026/10/20302011/056606
GILEAD SCIENCES, INC.PI 1012638-41 year(s) and 1 month(s)01/04/201001/04/20302010/115000
GLAXOSMITHKLINE LLC PI 0911847-01 year(s) and 11 month(s)30/04/200930/04/20292009/134947
HAIDONG HUANGPI 1006104-51 year(s) and 3 month(s)06/01/201006/01/20302010/078842
ICEUTICA PTY LTDPI 1013835-812 month(s)23/04/201023/04/20302010/121323
INTERCEPT PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.PI 0921983-81 year(s) and 5 month(s)19/11/200919/11/20292010/059853
JANSSEN BIOTECH, INC. BR 11201200889126 month(s)15/10/201015/10/20302011/047298
JOHNSON & JOHNSON INDUSTRIA E COMÉRCIO LTDA PI 1001362-811 month(s)29/04/201029/04/2030 
JOHNSON & JOHNSON PI 0601903-05 year(s) and 0 month(s)17/04/200617/04/2026 
JOHNSON & JOHNSON PI 0605646-64 year(s) and 7 month(s)15/09/200615/09/2026 
K.U. LEUVEN RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT (BE) / GERHARD PÜRSTINGERBR 12201807711007 year(s) and 10 month(s)03/07/200303/07/20232004/005286
KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N. VBR 11201201017146 month(s)11/10/201011/10/20302011/055250
KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N. VBR 11201201223045 month(s)15/11/201015/11/20302011/064688
LEO PHARMA A/SBR 122012030846311 year(s) and 3 month(s)27/01/200027/01/20202000/064450
MALLINCKRODT HOSPITAL PRODUCTS IP LIMITEDBR 11201301749860 year(s) and 4 month(s)06/01/201106/01/20312012/094008
MARINOMED BIOTECHNOLOGIE GMBH PI 0715070-93 year(s) and 8 month(s)03/08/200703/08/20272008/015007
MCNEIL-PPC, INC. PI 0920998-01 year(s) and 5 month(s)20/11/200920/11/20292010/059904
MEGADYNE MEDICAL PRODUCTS, INC.PI 1013398-41 year(s) and 2 month(s)18/02/201018/02/20302010/099026
MERCK SERONO S.P.A. PI 1011103-411 month(s)19/05/201019/05/20302010/134117
METABOLON, INC. PI 0815095-82 year(s) and 9 month(s)17/07/200817/07/20282009/014639
N.V. NUTRICIABR 11201200076020 year(s) and 10 month(s)12/07/201012/07/20302011/008086
NEOGEN N.V. BR 11201302033150 year(s) and 2 month(s)10/02/201110/02/20312012/107093
NORDMARK ARZNEIMITTEL GMBH & CO. KG PI 0922653-22 year(s) and 2 month(s)29/01/200929/01/20292010/085975
NOVARTIS AGBR 11201201342644 month(s)03/12/201003/12/20302011/067672
NOVARTIS AGBR 11201201350315 month(s)01/12/201001/12/20302011/068872
NOVO NORDISK A/S PI 1014760-810 month(s)25/06/201025/06/20302010/149772
ONCOBETA INTERNATIONAL GMBHBR 11201201244040 year(s) and 5 month(s)16/11/201016/11/20302011/063903
ORION BIOTECHNOLOGY SWITZERLAND SÀRL PI 0715331-73 year(s) and 9 month(s)25/07/200725/07/20272008/012689
OSANG HEALTHCARE CO., LTD.PI 0809707-02 year(s) and 10 month(s)24/06/200824/06/20282009/048217
OSS-Q ABBR 11201202268601 month(s)10/03/201110/03/20312011/112145
PAION UK LIMITED PI 0714886-03 year(s) and 9 month(s)10/07/200710/07/20272008/007071
PALADIN LABS INC. PI 0917608-01 year(s) and 4 month(s)14/12/200914/12/20292010/066034
PEDRO CUNHA CHOCAIRMU 9003066-46 year(s) and 2 month(s)04/02/201004/02/2025 
PLASMA TECHNICS BR 11201200613137 month(s)16/09/201016/09/20302011/035074
PORTAL MEDICAL LTDBR 11201202137762 month(s)23/02/201123/02/20312011/104541
PORTAL MEDICAL LTDBR 11201202137842 month(s)23/02/201123/02/20312011/104539
R.P. SCHERER TECHNOLOGIES, LLCBR 11201202332460 year(s) and 1 month(s)15/03/201115/03/20312011/115969
RAPTOR PHARMACEUTICALS INC. BR 11201200469267 month(s)03/09/201003/09/20302011/029059
ROQUETTE FRERESPI 0612770-34 year(s) and 10 month(s)28/06/200628/06/20262007/006885
ROVERS HOLDING B.V. BR 11201300347268 month(s)17/08/201017/08/20302011/021931
SANOFI-AVENTIS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH PI 1008842-31 year(s) and 2 month(s)03/02/201003/02/20302010/089306
SCHEPENS EYE RESEARCH / JOHNSON & JOHNSON VISION CARE, INC.PI 0512864-15 year(s) and 10 month(s)30/06/200530/06/20252006/007510
SOMALOGIC, INC.BR 11201202587290 month(s)12/04/201112/04/20312011/130289
SPINEWELDING AGPI 1009207-21 year(s) and 2 month(s)24/02/201024/02/20302010/096942
SUN PHARMA GLOBAL FZE PI 0918629-81 year(s) and 7 month(s)15/09/200915/09/20292010/033481
SYMRISE AG PI 0822929-52 year(s) and 9 month(s)10/07/200810/07/20282008/119841
SYNTHES GMBHBR 11201202607900 year(s) and 0 month(s)14/04/201114/04/20312011/130506
SYNTHES GMBH PI 1006858-91 year(s) and 3 month(s)21/01/201021/01/20302010/085538
TAKEDA PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY LIMITED BR 12201702809614 year(s) and 7 month(s)29/08/200629/08/20262007/026916
TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHABR 11201200757807 month(s)13/09/201013/09/20302011/040218
TETRAHEDRON PI 0513733-05 year(s) and 9 month(s)22/07/200522/07/20252006/008190
THERAVANCE BIOPHARMA R&D IP, LLCPI 0814288-22 year(s) and 9 month(s)15/07/200815/07/20282009/014610
UNIVERSIDADE DE SÃO PAULO - USP / FUNDAÇÃO DE AMPARO À PESQUISA DO ESTADO DE SÃO PAULO - FAPESPPI 1003749-70 year(s) and 8 month(s)18/08/201018/08/2030 
UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DE MINAS GERAIS PI 0705918-33 year(s) and 10 month(s)01/06/200701/06/2027 
UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DE MINAS GERAIS PI 0905584-31 year(s) and 4 month(s)23/12/200923/12/2029 
UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DE MINAS GERAIS PI 1013470-011 month(s)30/04/201030/04/2030 
UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DE MINAS GERAIS - UFMG / LUDWIG INSTITUTE FOR CANCER RESEARCH LTD. PI 1005909-17 month(s)02/09/201002/09/2030 
UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DE UBERLÂNDIA / FUNDAÇÃO DE AMPARO À PESQUISA DO ESTADO DE MINAS GERAIS / IMUNOSCAN ENGENHARIA MOLECULAR LTDA-MEPI 0904827-81 year(s) and 5 month(s)06/11/200906/11/2029 
UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL FLUMINENSE PI 1003106-58 month(s)03/08/201003/08/2030 
UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA "LA SAPIENZA" / UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI PAVIA / UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO / FONDAZIONE IEO-CCMBR 11201202706210 month(s)15/04/201115/04/20312011/131576
VIRBAC BR 11201202854831 year(s) and 0 month(s)07/05/201007/05/20302011/138513
WISTA LABORATORIES LTD.BR 11201200662697 month(s)23/09/201023/09/20302011/036561
WISTA LABORATORIES LTD.BR 12202000498471 year(s) and 5 month(s)10/12/200910/12/20292010/067078
WISTA LABORATORIES LTD.BR 12202000498551 year(s) and 5 month(s)10/12/200910/12/20292010/067078
WW TECHNOLOGY AG PI 0919566-11 year(s) and 6 month(s)20/10/200920/10/20292010/045749
WYETH PI 0611600-04 year(s) and 10 month(s)16/06/200616/06/20262006/138553
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