Tag Archives: EPO

Patentability Issues for Plants in the EPO

While this decision from the EPO Technical Board of Appeal raises more questions than it answers, it does a very good job of framing the issues and uncertainty regarding the patentability of plants in the EPO. The claim was to … Continue reading

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Approaches to Claiming Diagnostic Methods using Biomarkers in the EPO

Find linked below a guest post from Dr. Stefan Danner in regards to drafting diagnostic claims in Europe. Diagnostic Claims    

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UK National Stem Cell Network Report – The Patent Watch Landscape

If you have either a passing or passionate interest in stem cell patenting, this report is worth some of your time. (A link to the report can be found at the end of this post.) The report analyzes the stem … Continue reading

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Deposit of Biological Material – Impact on Validity of Priority Claim

Please find linked below a guest post from Dr. Stefan Danner dealing with a new decision of the EPO Technical Boards of Appeal concerning the deposit of biological material. Biotech IP Newsletter  

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