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CJEU clarifies law on stem cells and patents

Emma Barraclough, London


Europe’s highest court has clarified the law on the patenting of stem cells, confirming that an organism that cannot develop into a human being does not constitute a human embryo

The ruling today from the Court of Justice of the EU is in line with the conclusion reached by the Court’s legal adviser, Advocate General Cruz Villalón, in his opinion in July. He recommended that the Court rule that an...


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