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16 January 2017

Ana Nordberg publishes Book on Nanomedicine Patents

Ana Nordberg, Postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for Information and Innovation Law, has published a book entitled “Patenting Nanomedicine in Europe: Applying the 'medical methods exception' to emerging technologies“.

Patenting Nanomedicine in Europe: Applying the ‘medical methods exception’ to emerging technologies is an updated version based on the authors PhD dissertation, defended in March 2014, at the University of Copenhagen. The book debates restrictions on the patentability of medical methods in European Patent Law. The main question addressed is whether it is viable and advisable the reinterpretation, reformulation or replacement of Article 53 (c) EPC – a provision restricting the patenting of medical methods. The subject is approached by reference to emerging technologies, and using nanomedicine innovation as example and point of departure. Nanotechnology inventions blur the lines between patentable subject matter and what may fall under the exception from patentability. It is a good example of how in recent years, emerging technologies have been challenging the patent system and exposing the need for re-thinking the adopted solutions.

The book was published by Djoef Publishing.

Summary of Content:

  • Chapter 1. Introduction
  • Chapter 2. Theoretical justifications for patents right and the medical methods exception
  • Chapter 3. Legal construction of the EPC medical methods exception
  • Chapter 4. Methods for treatment and diagnosis in the USA patent system
  • Chapter 5. Nanomedicine
  • Chapter 6. Applying the medical methods exception to Nanomedicine inventions
  • Chapter 7. Moving on: Alternatives to the current legal formulation of the medical methods exception
  • Chapter 8. Conclusions