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Expert group

The Commission has decided to set up an expert group that will assist the Commission in preparing a report on the development and implications of patent law in the field of biotechnology and genetic engineering.

Meetings

22.05.2014
24.03.2014
04.02.2014
12.12.2013

Directive 98/44/EC

Directive 98/44/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 July 1998 on the legal protection of biotechnological inventions

Reports

14.07.2005Development and implications of patent law in the field of biotechnology and genetic engineering

 

07.10.2002  Development and implications of patent law in the field of biotechnology and genetic engineering
  • Report from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council (COM(2002) 545 final)
  • Press release (10.10.2002)

 

14.01.2002An assessment of the implications for basic genetic engineering research of failure to publish, or late publication of, papers on subjects which could be patentable as required under Article 16(b) of Directive 98/44/EC
  • Report from the Commission to the European Parliament and Council (COM(2002) 2 final)
  • Annexpdf Choose translations of the previous link