Category Archives: Biotechnology/Pharma

EPO stays proceedings

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As of December 2016, the European Patent Office (EPO) has stayed all examination and opposition proceedings relating to patents and patent applications in which the decision depends on the patentability of a plant or animal obtained by an essentially biological … Continue reading

Reach-through claims

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Reach-through claims This article explains what a “reach-through” claim is and then discusses the patentability of reach-through claims. The patentability of reach-through claims has particular importance for the protection of fundamental research which could be used in the subsequent development … Continue reading