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May 2020

Jörg Thomaier: “G 3/19 was a 100% political decision”

Preview Jörg Thomaier: “G 3/19 was a 100% political decision”

With G 3/19, the Enlarged Board of Appeal confirmed a decision that plants and animals derived from an ‘essentially biological process’ are not patentable. But this has caused controversy. Jörg Thomaier, head of IP at life sciences conglomerate Bayer, explained to JUVE Patent how the new regulation could curtail innovation in European agriculture.

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