The interface between plant variety rights and patents
The webinar “The interface between plant variety rights and patents” is organized in by CVPO (Community Plant Variety Office) and the European IP Helpdesk.
Plant variety rights and patents may both appear as suitable mechanisms at first sight, but they have a different scope of protection and application.
The webinar will focus on the notion and interface between these intellectual property rights, in accordance with the interpretation of the EPO Enlarged Board of Appeal.
- Introduction the Community (EU) Plant Variety Rights system, and the European Patent system
- Subject matter of protection under a Plant Variety Rights and patents.
- The exception to patentability of essentially biological processes and of plant varieties
- Case law saga of the EPO on Article 53(b) EPC, with a focus on Opinion G 3/19 of the Enlarged Board of Appeal of the EPO
Head of Legal Service at CPVO Ms. Ángela Martínez López
Ms. Ángela Martínez López