Archive for 2010

EU-Patent: Commission proposal for an enhanced cooperation

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010 in News

On 14.12.10 the European Commission presented a proposal for enhanced cooperation regarding unitary patent protection in the EU. This proposal follows a request from 12 Member States (Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Lithuania, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Poland, Slovenia, Sweden and the United Kingdom). Such unitary patent protection would allow the ... read more...

EPO: decision on patentability

Thursday, December 9th, 2010 in News

On 09.12.10 the Enlarged Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office (EPO) rendered its decisions in the so-called „broccoli” and „tomato” cases. The Board concludes that – in essentially biological breeding processes – a process for the production of plants involving crossing whole plant genomes and the subsequent selection ... read more...

New EU Pharmacovigilance legislation adopted

Friday, December 3rd, 2010 in News

The Council of Ministers has adopted new rules on pharmacovigilance, completing the first part of the Pharmaceutical Package. An overview on key changes is available in our press release at The changes concerning Directive 2001/83/EC and Regulation (EC) no. 726/2004 will be published shortly in the Official Journal of ... read more...