oa De Rebus - Biotech inventions - the impact in South Africa of recent case law in other jurisdictions : practice note - intellectual property law

Volume 2016, Issue 564
  • ISSN : 0250-0329



The decision of the United States (US) Supreme Court in 569 U.S. 133 S.Ct. 2107 (2013) (the US case) was a landmark case on the patentability of biotechnological inventions. In particular the US case dealt with the issue of patentability of naturally occurring genes or nucleotide sequences, which have been isolated and characterised.

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