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05-07-2017

EPO to resume stayed proceedings in patent application related to plants and animals exclusively obtained by essentially biological processes

Following our previous reports, we inform that the EPO has published in its website the 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 patentability under Article 53(b) EPC plants and animals exclusively obtained by essentially biological processes.