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Referral to the Enlarged Board of Appeal related to plant patentability

April - 2019


The President of the EPO has submitted questions to the Enlarged Board of Appeal which relate to the patentability of plants exclusively obtained by essentially biological processes in order to clarify the legal framework following decision T 1063/18 of a Technical Board of Appeal of December 2018.

Announcement from EPO: www.epo.org/news-issues/news/2019/20190405.html