December 1, 2020
On December 1st, 2020 the BRPTO issued Normative Instruction #118 from November 12, 2020, which establishes the new version of the Patent Applications Examination Guidelines related to Biotechnology Inventions and revokes the previous guidelines (Rule #144/2015).
The main differences between the new (Normative Instruction #118/2020) and former (Rule #144/2015) Guidelines are outlined below:
The new Guidelines are available at the BRPTO’s website and can be downloaded from the following link: Patent Applications Examination Guidelines related to Biotechnology Inventions (original version in Portuguese).
For an English version of the new guidelines or more information on this matter, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will be glad to assist you.