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Biotech case law: Pitfalls and opportunities in biotech and pharma patenting


Hendrik Wichmann and Fritz Lahrtz of Isenbruck Bösl Hörschler Wichmann Huhn outline how differences between German and EPO patent law are causing problems for patent applicants

Several recent EPO Appeal Board decisions highlight the principle of the European patent system that exclusive rights shall only be granted in exchange for a full disclosure of the invention. This strict practice is particularly important for pharma and biotech...


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