Patenting surgical, therapeutic and diagnostic methods
Watch the recorded webinar on patenting surgical, therapeutic and diagnostic methods held by Igor Dydenko, examiner at the EPO. This lecture explains how the EPO implements Article 53(c) EPC, i.e. the exception to patentability covering surgical,
therapeutic and diagnostic methods and looks into which types of invention relating to such methods could be patentable at the EPO.
Igor Dydenko, PL, team manager, Medical Electronics and Mechanics, EPO Berlin. Mechanical engineer with a PhD in medical imaging. Joined the EPO in 2003. Passed the EQE in 2008. Tutor on various in-house and external courses for examiners and patent professionals, including EQE preparatory courses. Involved in the redrafting of the Guidelines on computer-implemented inventions.
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