Patenting Nanomedicine in Europe: Applying the 'medical methods exception' to emerging technologies

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Ana Nordberg

Patenting Nanomedicine in Europe: Applying the ‘medical methods exception’ to emerging technologies is based on the authors PhD dissertation, defended in March 2014, at the University of Copenhagen. The book debates restrictions on the patentability of medical methods in European Patent Law. The main question addressed is whether it is viable and advisable the reinterpretation, reformulation or replacement of Article 53 (c) EPC – a provision restricting the patenting of medical methods. The subject is approached by reference to emerging technologies, and using nanomedicine innovation as example and point of departure. Nanotechnology inventions blur the lines between patentable subject matter and what may fall under the exception from patentability. It is a good example of how in recent years, emerging technologies have been challenging the patent system and exposing the need for re-thinking the adopted solutions.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCopenhagen
PublisherDjøf Forlag
Number of pages363
ISBN (Print)9788757435856
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2017

    Research areas

  • The Faculty of Law - Nanomedicine patents, Patent law, Methods for treatment patents

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