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Patentability of Human Embryonic Stem Cell-Related Inventions 



Patentability of Human Embryonic Stem Cell-Related Inventions

November 12, 2012 - (ILO) - "Following a referral from the German Federal Supreme Court, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has issued its decision in Brüstle v Greenpeace (C-34/10)(1) which relates to the patentability of technology based on the use of human embryonic stem cells. The ECJ determined that human embryonic stem cells are not patentable if the embryos are destroyed in the process.(2) The ECJ considered the claim to be unpatentable although the patent specification did not involve the direct use of human embryos; the fact that the implementation of the invention required the destruction of human embryos was considered sufficient to exclude patentability."  Read Full Article


Posted on 27-Nov-12 by Gallerno, Jacob
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