10 November 2017Biotechnology

LSIPR 50 2017: Jean-Claude Juncker

Name: Jean-Claude Juncker

Organisation: European Commission

Position: President

Jean-Claude Juncker from Luxembourg is the president of the European Commission, which announced towards the end of  last year that products created through essentially biological processes should be excluded from patentability.

After the European Commission held a one-year review of the biotech directive, which dates from 1998, it decided to set limitations on the patentability of plants and animals, including the biological processes of producing them.

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