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Date of enforceability, Supreme Court (Tribunal Supremo), 11 July 2012

The Supreme Court held that the relevant date of a patent’s enforceability, in case a Spanish translation is required for such enforceability, is the date of announcement of the grant of the patent by the EPO, rather than the date of actual filing of the Spanish translation at the Spanish Patent Office, or the publication date of the Spanish translation in the Spanish Patent Office publication periodical.

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