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European Patent Convention (EPC 1973)

A revised version of the European Patent Convention entered into force on 13 December 2007. The provisions of the revised Convention apply unless the transitional provisions provide for the applicability of the EPC 1973.

Chapter VI 28

Biotechnological inventions

28 Inserted by decision of the Administrative Council of 16.06.1999, which entered into force on 01.09.1999 (OJ EPO 1999, 437 ff).

 Rule 23b - General and definitions

 Rule 23c - Patentable biotechnological inventions

 Rule 23d - Exceptions to patentability

 Rule 23e - The human body and its elements