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Plants produced via essentially biological processes appear patentable after all.

It seems that the Board of Appeal of the European Patent Organization decided that plants that are produced according to essentially biological processes are still patentable in contrast with the recently amended European Patent Convention... Read the complete article

Monsanto's broccoli patent has been revoked by the European patent office. The revocation is in line with Directive 98/44/EG of the European Parliament and of the council on the legal protection of biotechnological inventions.

The opposition division of the European Patent Office (EPO) has decided on 30-10-2018 to revoke the patent EP 1 597 965 B1 - "Broccoli type adapted for ease of harvest".

A basis for the decision of the opposition division is Rule... Read the complete article

LEDs are set to bring a bright and green future to Europe.

The lower electricity requirements of LEDs promise a smaller energy bill for all consumers as well as a reduced CO2 output for our environment.

As of September 1st 2018, stores in the EU are no longer allowed to stock up on energy-... Read the complete article