patentability of plant and animal varieties, example of tomatoes field

Recent developments on the patentability of plant and animal varieties through essentially biological processes

According to Article 4 of the Directive 98/44/EC of 6 July 1998 on the legal protection of biotechnological inventions (EU Biotech Directive) plant and animal varieties are excluded from the scope of patentable subject matter. It also establishes that essentially biological processes for the product...
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