Are Living Organisms Patentable?

Patenting of living organisms is an often misunderstood area of intellectual property.

Many people don’t realize that incredible breakthroughs in healthcare and food have occurred because of new innovations with animals and plants. Without patent protection in this area, inventors would struggle to protect their invention and reap any rewards for their hard work.

In this video, Simon Dack, IP Lawyer and expert, showcases some key innovations in living organisms to demonstrate why they are worth of patent protection.