EPO regulations amended to clarify the patentability of plants and animals

14 July 2017

The European Patent Office (EPO) has amended its regulations to dismiss plants and animals obtained by an essentially biological breeding process from patentability.

“Irrespective of your take on the correctness of the change, it is extremely helpful for applicants and patent proprietors for this issue to have been resolved by the EPO quickly and decisively.” Jane Wainwright comments.

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