Rule 23c

Patentable biotechnological inventions

Art. 52



Biotechnological inventions shall also be patentable if they concern:


(a) biological material which is isolated from its natural environment or produced by means of a technical process even if it previously occurred in nature;


(b) plants or animals if the technical feasibility of the invention is not confined to a particular plant or animal variety;


(c) a microbiological or other technical process, or a product obtained by means of such a process other than a plant or animal variety.


Cross-reference list
R. 23c R. 27

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