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Personalised Medicine Patents at the EPO

In this article, Associate Dr Liam Lawlor reviews how the EPO considers medical use claims, before looking more closely at patenting personalised medicines at the EPO.

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Stop Press: Decison today on Claims to Plants Produced by Essentially Biological Processes

The Enlarged Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office issued opinion G 3/19 (Pepper) today 14 May 2020 and concluded that plants and animals exclusively obtained by essentially biological processes are not patentable.

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MAY UPDATE: Coronavirus pandemic advice from patent offices

The UK IPO and EPO remain “open for business” during the coronavirus outbreak with some deadlines extended.

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Proceedings at EPO via Videoconference

Video conferencing rather than a visit to Munich or the Hague is now the default for examining division oral proceedings. Lisa Brown discusses the recent change of policy at the EPO.

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