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EPO prepares to publish stem cell patent guidelines

Emma Barraclough, London

Patent attorneys and IP owners who want protection for their stem cell research will soon get new guidance from the European Patent Office about what is, and is not, patentable

The EPO is preparing to release revised examination guidelines detailing how it will apply the Court of Justice’s Brüstle ruling on the patentability of stem cells

Managing IP understands that the guidelines have already been approved by the Office’s...

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