Biotechnological inventions shall also be patentable if they concern:
(a) biological material which is isolated from its natural environment or produced by means of a technical process even if it previously occurred in nature;
(b)37 without prejudice to Rule 28, paragraph 2, plants or animals if the technical feasibility of the invention is not confined to a particular plant or animal variety;
(c)38 a microbiological or other technical process, or a product obtained by means of such a process other than a plant or animal variety.
13.12.2007 - 30.06.2017Decision of the Administrative Council of 07.12.2006 (CA/D 10/06), (OJ EPO 2007, 8 and Special edition 1/2007)01.07.2017 -CA/D 6/17 (OJ EPO 2017, A56)