The Enlarged Board of Appeal G 3/19 recently confirmed a decision that plants and animals derived from an 'essentially biological process' are not patentable. But this has caused controversy. Jörg Tho
The Enlarged Board of Appeal has ruled that plants and animals obtained from essentially biological processes are not patentable. This is contrary to
In 2019 it was long-running and multi-jurisdictional cases which set the tone in Europe's top patent courts. FRAND was especially prevalent, setting t
Rarely do patents impact the political discourse of a nation. But Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek's case against the German part of the European patent for t
On Tuesday, the EPO issued a noticed staying all further proceedings concerning the patentability of plants and animals. This follows a referral to th
Will Gregor König’s submission on the patentability of plants make history? With his litigation strategy in the Olanzapine case, the patent attorney h
Lack of consensus on if patents can be granted on plants and animals is causing a stalemate between the European Patent Organisation member states, an
The patent for a novel pepper plant is once again within Syngenta's grasp. The patent had previously been rejected but in the seed company's appeal, t
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