Spain v Parliament & Council (C-146/13) – a giant step towards (dis)integration of the European patent system

Aurora Plomer The green light for the introduction of a European unitary patent and a centralized patent court (UPC) was finally given by the CJEU in Spain v Parliament and Council (Case-146-3). This marks the end of longstanding but frustrated … Continue reading

Case C-364/13 – Patentability of embryonic stem cells and parthenotes: Inherently Uncertain?

Aurora Plomer On 18th December 2014, the Grand Chamber of the CJEU revisited the scope of the moral exclusion on industrial and commercial uses of “human embryos” in Article 6(2) (c) in Directive 98/44/EC on the legal protection of biotechnological … Continue reading

Case Comment: Opinion of Advocate General Cruz Villalon in International Stem Cell Corporation (C-364/13)

Prof. Aurora Plomer Three years after the landmark Brustle ruling, the CJEU is poised to revisit the scope of exclusion on industrial and commercial uses of “human embryos” in Article 6(2) (c) of the EU Directive on Biotechnological Inventions. This … Continue reading

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Alberto Alemanno. Alberto is Jean Monnet Professor of EU Law & Risk Regulation at HEC Paris and Adjunct Professor at Georgetown Law. He is the author of Trade in Food – Regulatory and Judicial Approaches in the EU and the … Continue reading