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European Patent Convention

Lawyers at the firm explain why they think more UK-based outfits will thrive in the new system
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  • Sponsored by Gün and Partners
    The new system raises several questions for European Patent Convention countries that are not EU members, say Selin Sinem Erciyas, Aysel Korkmaz Yatkın, Zeynep Çağla Üstün and Aysu Eryaşar of Gün + Partners
  • Sponsored by Inspicos
    The Enlarged Board of Appeal of the EPO (EBA) has recently issued opinion G 3/19, which concludes that plants and animals exclusively obtained by “essentially biological processes” are exempt from patentability. This finding only affects patents derived from patent applications filed after July 1 2017.