Scratch that assumption – industrial applicability really does have teeth
For those dealing with patents, here’s something to study closely.
A patent for a Neutrokine-alpha protein invalidated for lack of Industrial Applicability.
Far reaching implications to say the least. The number of times that I’ve heard patent attorneys discount this ground is astounding.
Check out Lee Caffin‘s article on the case in our articles section – ‘Satisfying the requirements for Industrial Applicability‘
[Photo – Lord Justice Jacob (Sir Robin Jacob), of course.]