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(139/12); (138/12) [2012] ZASCA 108 (26 July 2012) concerned two appeals. The protagonists in each appeal were one or more companies within the Aventis group ('Aventis') arranged against one or more companies within the Cipla group ('Cipla'). Both appeals concern South African Patent 93/8936, registered in the name of Aventis Pharma SA, a French corporation. The patent will expire on 30 November 2013.


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