New Guidelines for the examination of biotechnology inventions from Brazilian PTO
The president of the Brazilian PTO (INPI) has approved new guidelines for the examination of patents in the biotechnology field, which have been published in the Industrial Property Gazette on March 17, 2015.
The guidelines document, which was drafted by patent examiners at INPI, was subjected to internal and public consultations and has been reviewed by the INPI´s Attorney General Office. The guidelines will be subjected to revision, including public consultation.
According to INPI, this recent approval of new examination guidelines, which coincides with an increase of patent examiners, aims to make examinations more uniform and predictable as well as encourage transparency and societal participation.
Click here to read the new guidelines launched by INPI.