R.27 EPC Patentable biotechnological inventions

Biotechnological inventions shall also be patentable if they concern: 
(a)
biological material which is isolated from its natural environment or produced by means of a technical process even if it previously occurred in nature; 
without prejudice to Rule 28, paragraph 2, plants or animals if the technical feasibility of the invention is not confined to a particular plant or animal variety;
a microbiological or other technical process, or a product obtained by means of such a process other than a plant or animal variety. 
 
[ Art. 52 ]
Amended by decision of the Administrative Council CA/D 6/17 of 29.06.2017 (OJ EPO 2017, A56), entered into force on 01.07.2017.
See decisions of the Enlarged Board of Appeal G 2/07, G 1/08, G 2/12, G 2/13 (Annex I).

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