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Tomatos and Broccoli – New Political Twists and Turns

Published on: 09 January 2017

As reported previously, in March 2015, the Enlarged Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office handed down its decision in the consolidated cases G 2/12 (“Tomato II”) and G 2/13 (“Broccoli II”). It was held in these decisions that the grant of a patent claim directed to a plant obtained in essentially biological processes is possible under the European Patent Convention. Practitioners might have liked this ruling – politicians apparently not.

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