Under Article 53(a), European patents shall not be granted in respect of biotechnological inventions which, in particular, concern the following:
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uses of human embryos for industrial or commercial purposes;
Under Article 53(b), European patents shall not be granted in respect of plants or animals exclusively obtained by means of an essentially biological process.
Date retrieved: 30 December 2018
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EPC Implementing Rules
EPO Guidelines - F The European Patent Application
EPO Guidelines - G Patentability
XGL G II 5.4 Plant and animal varieties, essentially biological processes for the production of plants or animals
Offical Journal of the EPO
XOJ EPO 2017, A75 - Notice from the European Patent Office dated 4 August 2017 concerning the updating of the Guidelines for Examination in the European Patent Office
XOJ EPO 2017, A62 - Notice from the European Patent Office dated 3 July 2017 concerning the resumption of proceedings following the decision of the Administrative Council of 29 June 2017 to amend Rules 27 and 28 EPC in order to exclude from [..]
XOJ EPO 2017, A56 - Decision of the Administrative Council of 29 June 2017 amending Rules 27 and 28 of the Implementing Regulations to the European Patent Convention ( CA/D 6/17 )
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