Generally, the European Patent Office does not allow claims to methods involving the use of human embryos for industrial or commercial purposes. It was therefore perhaps not surprising that the Examiner objected to the...more
Originally published in Forresters on November 25, 2012.
Is There Light at the End of the Tunnel? -
It is clear from an emerging practice of the European Patent Office (EPO) that they were not widely impressed...more
On 8 October 2011, the Court of Justice of the European Union's (CJEU) handed down a landmark judgment on the correct interpretation of Article 6(2)(c) of the Biotechnology Directive (98/44/EC) relating to the patentability...more
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