Monday, June 30, 2008

Pitfalls in bioinformatics patenting?

From crim law library blog, discussing SCITECH e-Merging News:

Claiming Pitfalls in Bioinformatics Patent Applications

Analysis by category patent data from the USPTO shows that the number of patents issued for bioinformatics-related subclasses is relatively low. One explanation offered for this decline is "the relative difficulty of patenting bioinformatics innovations." This article provides practical suggestions to overcome this difficulty and thus to obtain meaningful IP protection for inventions in bioinformatics.


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