Patentability of Biotech Inventions in Europe

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Patentability of Biotech Inventions in Europe / A presentation at NLSIU by Dr. Kalyan C Kankanala

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Patentability of Biotech Inventions in Europe

  1. 1. Patentability of Biotech Inventions in Europe By Dr. Kalyan kalyan@bananaip.com url: www.bananaip.com Blog: www.bananaip.com/sinapse-blog
  2. 2. Law  European Patent Convention  EU Directive  National Law
  3. 3. Patentability Requirements  Patentable Subject Matter  Industrial Applicability  Novelty  Inventive Step  Specification
  4. 4. Patentable Subject Matter  Any invention  Exclusions  DNA Sequences  Living Organisms  Plants and Animals  Human cells and cell lines  Human Cloning and Chimeras
  5. 5. Industrial Applicability  Made and Used in an Industry  Known functions  Current use  Max-Planck/BDP1 Phosphatase
  6. 6. Novelty  Single Prior Art Reference  Reference by Reference analysis  Isolated Gene Sequences  Naturally existing  Relaxin case
  7. 7. Inventive Step  Combined Prior Art  Problem-Solution Approach  Maturity of the field  Predictability  R. v. Chiron – Insulin Like Growth Factor II and DNA Sequence coding for it
  8. 8. Specification  Enablement  Generic claims  Function definition  Written Description
  9. 9. Example  Genetically modified dog - Size of a Bull - Gene for biting is silenced.  Patentable?
  10. 10. Example  Embryonic Stem Cells  Patentable?
  11. 11. Thank You For more info: www.bananaip.com/sinapse-blog

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