23 October 2015
We attended an ‘Open Discussion on the Patentability of Human Embryonic Stem Cells in Europe’ held on 22 October in London.
Dr. Aliki Nichogiannopoulou of the EPO gave a very interesting presentation on cases heard by the EPO Technical Board of Appeal concerning applications in this technical area. Importantly, she confirmed the change in EPO examining practice that a date of 5 June 2003 is now accepted as a date from which hES cells were available without embryo destruction.
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