Christmas donation 2005

Our Christmas donation 2005 was given (in equal shares) to “Child-Care-Afrika, Water for Africa” and “Stiftung Kindertraum”. “Child-Care-Afrika, Water for Africa” works on rehabilitating irrigation systems and drinking water supplies so new wells can be drilled and old ones renovated. “Stiftung Kindertraum” fulfills the heart’s desire of terminally ill children.

01.12.2005

Opinion of Enlarged Board of Appeal to the patentability of diagnostic methods confirms EPO’s established case law: diagnostic methods wherein not all essential technical steps are practised on the human or animal body are patentable.

The Enlarged Board of Appeal has published its Opinion in the case G 1/04 on the patentability of diagnostic methods. The essential question to be clarified by this Opinion was whether the exclusion of diagnostic methods practised on the human or animal body should be construed broadly of narrowly, i.e. whether a method falls under … >> read more

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