Journal Article

EPO takes pragmatic view of therapeutic gene sequence patent claims

David Rogers

in Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice

Volume 2, issue 1, pages 6-7
Published in print January 2007 | ISSN: 1747-1532
Published online January 2007 | e-ISSN: 1747-1540 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jiplp/jpl205
EPO takes pragmatic view of therapeutic gene sequence patent claims

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The Board of Appeal has taken a pragmatic view that a patent application can be considered to disclose an industrial application for a gene sequence if a plausible therapeutic role is disclosed, even if the details of the biochemical activity are not so disclosed.

Journal Article.  791 words. 

Subjects: Intellectual Property Law

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