• Patent on barley and beer upheld

    European Patent Office maintains its absurd legal practice

    10 May 2022 / Today the European Patent Office (EPO) rejected oppositions against a patent on barley and beer granted to Carlsberg and Heineken (EP2575433). The reasons the EPO gave for the decision mean that they will continue to grant similar patents in future. According to the decision, random mutations are absurdly regarded as technical inventions.