Regulatory & Market Place: Patents for Stem Cells in Europe

With the arrival of every dramatically new technology, patent law must evolve to keep up. When stem cell research first emerged, the law was not clear as to whether the fruits of this research could be patented. Jenny Donald, Senior Associate and Charlotte Teall, Associate in Biotechnology at Forresters discuss how the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) handed down a landmark judgement which overrides all pre-existing national law on stem cell patentability in Europe

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