The Clinical Trial Dilemma: Update on the EPO Position
There is a tricky decision to make for any patent attorney in relation to a proposed clinical trial: do you file a patent application before publication of the trial protocol and when results are not yet known, or do you wait until you have your results?
In this webinar, we will provide an update on recent developments in EPO case law in relation to clinical trials, and their impact on the validity of patent claims. We will discuss possible strategies for filing patent applications in light of a planned or existing clinical trial.
Topics will include:
• Is a disclosure of a proposed clinical trial relevant to novelty and inventive step?
• Filing strategies for applications relating to clinical trials.
• Is a clinical trial confidential for patent purposes?