Article 53(B) EPC: A Challenge to the Novartis Theory of European Patent History

@article{Pila2009Article5E,
  title={Article 53(B) EPC: A Challenge to the Novartis Theory of European Patent History},
  author={J. Pila},
  journal={IO: Productivity},
  year={2009}
}
  • J. Pila
  • Published 2009
  • Sociology
  • IO: Productivity
The authoritative (Novartis/transgenic plant systems) interpretation of the Article 53(b) EPC exclusion from European patentability of plant and animal varieties, and essentially biological processes for the creation of plants and animals, is considered, and its significance for the trend of EPO jurisprudence and legitimacy of the EC Biotechnology Patenting Directive noted. The Enlarged Board of Appeal's justification for that interpretation in Novartis with reference to the exclusion's… Expand
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