PDL'S Appeal Of Patent Opposition Upheld By European Patent Office

Law360, New York (November 12, 2003, 12:00 AM EST) -- The European Patent Office's Technical Board of Appeal has upheld biotech company Protein Design Labs' appeal of a decision to narrow its claims in its first European humanization patent, Dow Jones Newswires reported.

The company said the decision by the Technical Board of Appeal put aside a decision by the Operations Division of the patent office to narrow the claims and remitted certain claims to the O.D. for reevaluation.

The company said it does not know when a new decision may be expected from the Opposition...
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