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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Conflict on essential patents between Apple and Ericcson. Image of a cannon to represent the battle

War and peace: agreement between Apple and Ericsson on essential patents

In peacetime, the famous producer of the iPhone paid, for a long time, royalties to Ericsson for the use of its technology (including the radio communication standard “4G”), protected by over 40 patents. However, war burst as soon as the license agreement expired. From that moment on App...
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identity theft is a form of internet crimes that is growing in numbers

Online stores under fake name

Recently, a German radio program (“NDR info”) carried out investigations whose findings indicate how, in recent times, thousands of Internet data have been unlawfully used to open online stores and sell counterfeit products as, for instance, sunglasses, shoes or bags of famous brands. Vi...
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