For European patent applications and patents concerning biotechnological inventions, the relevant provisions of the Convention shall be applied and interpreted in accordance with the provisions of this Chapter. Directive 98/44/EC of 6 July 1998[ 35 ] on the legal protection of biotechnological inventions shall be used as a supplementary means of interpretation.
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EPC Implementing Rules
EPO Guidelines - A Formalities Examination
EPO Guidelines - F The European Patent Application
EPO Guidelines - G Patentability
Offical Journal of the EPO
XOJ EPO 2010, 498 - Notice from the European Patent Office dated 7 July 2010 concerning inventions which involve the use of or concern biological material