Legal protection of biotechnological inventions - Position paper on Directive 98 44 EC

15.06.2011

Why Directive 98/44/EC on the legal protection of biotechnological inventions is the right tool to foster innovation in the E.U.

Our members recognise that Directive 98/44 on the legal protection of biotechnological inventions has been and continues to be a useful tool to promote research and innovation and has greatly improved technology transfer in the European Union.
 
EuropaBio members recognise the following principles:
Reopening of Dir 98/44 must be avoided 
Clarification on specific areas can and must be derived from case law  
Voluntary agreements to address specific cases 
 

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