BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT partner Dr Jan B. Krauss has contributed an article entitled “Current news from Biotechnology – On the decisions “Broccoli II” (G2/13) and “Tomato II” (G2/12) of the Enlarged Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office” in the June edition of the specialist magazine “Mitteilungen der deutschen Patentanwälte” (Announcements by German patent lawyers (MdP). In the article, he analyses the decisions of the EPO with regards to the patentability of claims relating to plants when these plants are essentially created by technical biological procedures. Krauss, a patent lawyer and life sciences specialist, explains in how far “these decisions stand in contradiction to the patent exclusions applicable in a number of European Patent Convention member states, e.g. Germany and Netherlands”. This is available here for subscribers or for individual purchase.
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