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Are the new clinical trial transparency rules incompatible with the patentability requirements in Europe?

New transparency policies have created a tension between the regulatory obligation to post clinical trials early and the desire to obtain patent protection.

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Kallenbach, L., Vallazza, M. Are the new clinical trial transparency rules incompatible with the patentability requirements in Europe?. Nat Biotechnol 36, 928–930 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1038/nbt.4265

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