Posted in December 2010

EPO's (European Patent Office) Enlarged Board of Appeal decides "broccoli" and "tomato" cases

The EPO’s Enlarged Board of Appeal has now rendered its decisions in the so-called “broccoli” (G 2/07) and “tomato” (G 1/08) cases, bearing on the correct interpretation of the term “essentially biological processes for the production of plants (or animals)” used in the European Patent Convention (EPC) to exclude such processes from patentability. The Enlarged … Continue reading