European Patent Office:Patent Claims on Plants (and Animals) are not excluded

In a landmark decision the Enlarged Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office (EPO) has accepted claims drawn to plants as such as being patentable. This decision (G 1/98 “Transgenic Plant/NOVARTIS II”) turned down the jurisdiction according to the decision T 356/93 “Plant Cells/PLANT GENETIC SYSTEMS”, which said that claims to plants per se … >> read more

01.01.2000

Merger of Sonn, Pawloy, Weinzinger & Wolfram with Dipl.-Ing. Köhler-Pavlik

We are glad to announce that with effect of 1. January 2000 patent attorney’s offices of Sonn, Pawloy, Weinzinger & Wolfram and Dipl.-Ing. Köhler-Pavlik are active in merged form as “Sonn, Pawloy, Weinzinger & Köhler-Pavlik” thereby providing for our clients and foreign associates an even broader offer of specifically and individually designed services. With the … >> read more

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