Study Committee

Patentability Requirements and Scope of Protection of Expressed Sequence Tags (ESTs), single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs) and Entire Genomes

Conditions de brevetabilité et étendue de la protection des séquences EST, des polymorphismes singuliers de nucléotides (SNP) et des génomes entiers

Patentierungsvoraussetzungen und Schutzumfang von Expressed Sequence Tags (ESTs), einzelner Polymorphismen von Nukleotid-Sequenzen (SNPs) und ganzer Genome

Q150 Status: Dissolved Meeting:
  • Main Task:

    - To prepare, monitor and handle the question on the Agenda of the Executive Committee Meeting in Sorrento 2000
    – To follow and monitor the treatment of the issue in national laws of WTO Members as well as in regional laws, including the practice of major Patent Offices and case law of major countries
    – To analyse the impact of the respective laws and practices on further development and progress of science and technology in the field of interest aimed at submitting adequate solutions for the problems
    – To represent AIPPI at GO Meetings in this matter.

  • Monitoring:

    - To monitor the development of national and multinational legislation, including WTO, EU, MERCOSUL, Andean Pact Countries, ASEAN and the like.
    – To monitor major national and regional jurisprudence.

  • Advise to the Bureau:

    - To advise the Bureau on developments in the field rendering intervention of AIPPI desirable.
    – To advise the Bureau on issues meriting further study.

  • Documentation:

    To collect and provide the Bureau with:
    – all WTO, WIPO, EU, NAFTA, Andean Pact, EPO etc. documentation on the subject
    – national documentation of particular interest, including court decisions.

  • Reporting:

    To provide (in addition to point “Monitoring”):
    – annually two months before each international Meeting an account of activities sine the last such Meeting (incl. Negative Report)
    – within one month margin report on all GO Meetings attended
    – immediately reports on matters of special interest in the field

  • Special Instructions:

    Except as otherwise agreed all Reports, Minutes and other documentation are to be submitted to the General Secretariat.

  • Chairman: Jacques WARCOIN (France)
  • Secretary: Thierry CALAME (Switzerland)
  • Member: Ilan COHN (Israel)
  • Member: E. Anthony FIGG (United States of America)
  • Member: Hans Rainer JAENICHEN (Germany)
  • Member: Hatsushi SHIMIZU (Japan)
  • Co-Chairman: Anthony J. Rollins (Great Britain)