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Patent Intelligence Briefings

Pharmaceutical Patents

Supplementary Protection Certificates (SPCs)

Paediatric Extensions

Data & Marketing Exclusivity

Exclusivity vs. Patent Cover

Paediatric Use Marketing Authorisations

The Specific Mechanism

Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights

Product, Process & Formulation Patents

Key Patent Definitions



Singulair - Sigma Pharmaceuticals Plc vs Merck Sharpe & Dohme

Specific Mechanism – Ambiguity, Confusion and Conflict

Medeva and Georgetown - Combination Drugs and SPCs


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MPA Data Search

Instant online access to European patent expiries, supplementary protection certificates, paediatric extensions, product licenes, marketing authorisations, parallel import licences and more.

A fast, convenient and simple to use resource for industry professionals requiring accurate, reliable and timely information at their fingerrips.

MPA Datasearch is an essential ingredient to the development, launch and life of any pharmaceutical product.

Call +44(0)845 459 1891 or send a message now, to discuss any queries you may have and to arrange a free demonstration of our services.


Databases Include:

European Patent Expiry Status Review

Covers major product/ preparation patents together with any related supplementary protection certificates (SPCs) and paediatric extensions for all products on the European market.

Includes active ingredient names, patent numbers, patentee, priority data, filing dates and, most importantly, expiry dates on the patent and allied SPC’s. More...


UK/ROI Veterinary Patent Review

Covers the same items as previously described, but instead deals with veterinary medicines in the UK and Republic of Ireland. 


EU First Marketing Authorisations

Covers all products granted marketing authorisation in the EU over the past 15 years. Exclusivity periods are based on the first marketing authorisation date in the European Union and therefore it is imperative for applicants of abridged licences to know these dates. More...

Parallel Import Certificates

Identifies licences and importers together with specifics of the products covered by the licences granted under the UK Parallel Importation Scheme granted by the MHRA/MCA, as well as Pharmaceutical Distribution Certificates allied to EMA licences covering all EU countries. More...


UK & EMA Product Licences

Identifies licences granted by the MHRA/MCA over the past 15 years, as well as all EMA licences under the centralised procedure. Includes all marketing authorisations relevant in the UK. More...

MPA Consultancy Services

Authoritative business intelligence and market research to support the identification and development of key commercial opportunities.

MPA Business Services has been providing essential business and patent intelligence to the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries for over 35 years.

Whatever your brief, MPA can offer a service tailored to your specific needs and objectives; helping you to understand market opportunties and so make the right strategic decisions.

MPA Business Services prides itself on delivering a cost effective solution that is backed up by well established and highly regarded research capabilities. Aiming to provide information which will minimise the risk in corporate and marketing decision making.

MPA Business Services relies on a wide range of information and intelligence sources on matters relating to the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries on a national and international level. The practice does not profess to know everything, but will normally know someone who does.

With over 250 clients serviced ranging from small generics and pharma, through to pan-global industry players, trade associations and governmental bodies; MPA Conslutancy Services is on hand to answer your queries quickly, accurately and effectively.

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Call +44(0)845 459 1891 or send a message now, to discuss any queries you may have and to arrange a free demonstration of our services.

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