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  • Within the framework of the “Course on patents and utility models 2015” organized by the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office (SPTO) and the Patent Center of the University of Barcelona, ZBM partners give lectures on specific questions related to the fields of chemistry and pharmacy and Computer-Implemented Inventions & Software. Montserrat Jané, Bernabé Zea imparted […]

  • On March 4, the USPTO issued the Guidance For Determining Subject Matter Eligibility Of Claims Involving Or Reciting Laws of Nature, Natural Phenomena & Natural Products, which offer some indications on what can and cannot be protected by patent with regards to natural products, after the controversial decisions of the Supreme Court of the United […]

  • On June 13, 2013 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in connection with the case Association for Molecular Pathology case vs. Myriad Genetics Inc. (known as the Myriad case) that naturally occurring DNA sequences should be considered products of nature which cannot be patented, even when limited in their isolated form. This is a major change […]

  • On September 16, 2012, a number of provisions set out in the America Invents Act relating to US patent law became effective. As a consequence, PCT applications filed on or after 16 September 2012, will no longer have a requirement that inventors be named as applicants solely for the purposes of the U.S. designation. However, […]