Patents and research exemption

Research exemption which is popularly known as safe harbor exemption is a rule of exemption to the rights conferred by patents. Such an exemption is very relevant in case of drugs and pharmaceuticals. Whether carrying out research activity in connection with a patented drug or medicine will … Continue reading

Patentability of naturally occurring DNA

The question came up for its consideration before the Supreme Court of United States of America was, whether naturally occurring DNA s (Deoxyribonucleic acid) can be patented? Though, diagnostic claims were already in question, patent office of the United States used to accept patents on isolated … Continue reading