Biological

Plant Patents

DISCLAIMER The material presented in this tutorial is in summary form only. It should not be substituted for legal advice. There are five basic methods by which an entity may claim that it has a legal right to intellectual property,…

Bulk Sequence Applications

Bulk sequence applications are patent applications that disclose an inordinately large number of nucleotide or amino acid sequences–many more sequences than can be properly examined. In some cases, large numbers of sequences are included in the application to provide enablement…

Hybridisation Language in Claims

There are many ways to define the limits of a claim towards related genes, nucleotides, or protein sequences. One way is through a direct comparison of two aligned sequences in order to determine if they are “similar” enough to each…