Visit the EPO site “VCL – Biotechnology patents” for information about a free webcast coming up in October. They are now taking registrations.
The summary included the following extract:
“Patents for life is an emotive topic – the subject of fierce debate and ethical concerns for over a decade. This area of patent law, more than any other, is subject to caveats, provisos and prohibitions regarding what can be patented. Technologies using proteins, enzymes, genes and stem cells stand to benefit mankind with new medical treatments, but the public, law-makers and patent offices nevertheless insist on strict limits to patent exclusivity.”
This one hour webcast is a taster for longer sit-in workshops taking place in November.