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Researchers protest ECJ advocate general’s position on patenting stem cell technologies

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
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  • European Union
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  • May 5 2011

Viewing the issue as a matter of morality, the advocate general of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) recently delivered a non-binding ruling that would render unpatentable the cells removed from the human embryo at the blastocyst stage, because the removal involves the embryo's destruction

EU Court of Justice nixes patents for stem-cell inventions involving human embryo destruction

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
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  • European Union
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  • October 20 2011

The European Union (EU) Court of Justice has determined that EU patent law does not protect neural precursor cells and the processes for their production from embryonic stem cells

EU Court of Justice interprets law extending patent protection for medicinal products

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
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  • European Union
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  • December 15 2011

The Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) has issued two rulings interpreting EU law at the request of British courts addressing whether drug makers can obtain a supplementary protection certificate (SPC), which extends patent protection, for products with active ingredients additional to those specified in the original patent

Europe sees strong growth in biotech patent filings

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
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  • European Union
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  • April 21 2011

According to a news source, biotechnology patent applications filed with the European Patent Organization (EPO) grew more than 42 percent in 2010 from the previous year