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Research involving the patenting of research findings

  • Directive EC 98/44 on the legal protection of biotechnological inventions
  • Convention on the grant of European patents (European Patent Convention) of 5 October 1973 (text as amended by the act revising Article 63 EPC of 17 December 1991 and by decisions of the Administrative Council of the European Patent Organisation of 21 December 1978, 13 December 1994, 20 October 1995, 5 December 1996, 10 December 1998 and 27 October 2005 and comprising the provisionally applicable provisions of the act revising the EPC of 29 November 2000)
  • Recommendation of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe 1425 (1999) on biotechnology and intellectual property
  • Recommendation 1240 (1994) on the protection and patentability of material of human origin
  • European Parliament resolution on human cloning
  • EGE Opinion n°16 - 07/05/2002 - Ethical aspects of patenting inventions involving human stem cells
  • EGE Opinion n° 9 - 28/05/1997 - Ethical aspects of cloning techniques
  • EGE Opinion n° 8 - 25/09/1996 - Ethical aspects of patenting inventions involving elements of human origin

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