Mental health in intellectual property – breaking down barriers
Mental illness is frequently referred to as the ‘last taboo'.
First case to go to appeal at EPO since new Rule 28(2) EPC was implemented
Last July we reported1 on the introduction of new Rule 28(2) EPC regarding the patentability of plants and animals obtained by “an essentially biological process”.
Following this, a case2 is now going to appeal at the EPO to contest the interpretation and validity of this new Rule. Significantly this will be the first case to go to the Boards of Appeal since Rule 28(2) EPC was implemented. Oral proceedings are scheduled to take place on 5th December 2018.3