This week in review … US and Europe are rethinking biological patents, experts say

27 07 2010

International Experts See Backswing in Pendulum of Biological Patenting
IP Watch, 21 July 2010

MUNICH, GERMANY: Some experts in Europe are coming to agreement that a tipping point might have been reached with regard to biological patents. At a conference organized this week by the “No Patents on Seeds” initiative on the eve of a public hearing of the European Patent Office on cases involving the patenting of broccoli and tomatoes, representatives from NGO and farmers’ associations from Europe and elsewhere said there were detectable changes in American jurisprudence, and European governments seem to be rethinking the biopatent issue.


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