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  • 18 December 2014

    CJEU decides parthenotes are not stem cells

    In a decision handed down today, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has decided that unfertilised human egg cells stimulated to divide in a manner analogous to that of a human embryo are not excluded from patentability within the European Union under the Directive on the Legal Protection of Biotechnological Inventions (Directive 98/44/EC, known as the “Biotech Directive”).  This new decision has consequences for European Patents and applications at the EPO, and for national patents and applications in EU member states.

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  • 11 December 2014

    Malta Ratifies UPC Agreement

    Malta has become the sixth country to ratify the Unified Patent Court (UPC) Agreement, joining Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France and Sweden.  Seven more countries, including the UK and Germany, are required to ratify the UPC Agreement before the Agreement enters into force.

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UK-IPOUnited Kingdom Intellectual Property Office
EPOEuropean Patent Office
USPTOUnited States Patent and Trademark Office
WIPOWorld Intellectual Property Organisation
CIPAThe Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys
epiThe European Patent Institute