Biotech Patents May Be Easier To Get Under Revised PTO Guidance
This article was originally published in The Pink Sheet Daily
Yielding to industry pressure, Patent and Trademark Office says both structural and functional changes to what exists in nature should to be considered in assessing patent claims.
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