If you are interested in the specific patentability requirements and legal basis for particular topics such as biotechnology or computer-implemented inventions, or patents based on traditional medicinal knowledge, this collection of modules has all the information you need.
Patentability of computer-implemented inventions at the EPO
This module examines the patentability requirements, legal basis and other criteria in the field of information technology. In particular, it focuses on patentable and non-patentable subject-matter and on the examination of computer-implemented with respect to the requirements of Art. 52 EPC (exclusion, industrial application, novelty and inventive step). Examples and case law are also provided.
Patentability of biotechnological inventions
This module looks at the patentability, legal basis and specific patentability criteria of biotechnology inventions. Secondly, a test offers you the opportunity to check your knowledge of the patentability of biotechnological inventions.
Traditional medicinal knowledge
Patents based on traditional medicinal knowledge are often characterised as bio-piracy, since they use traditional medicinal knowledge and genetic resources. This module looks at the patentability of such inventions, in particular in terms of the concept of novelty.