Judgment of the Court (Grand Chamber) of 18 October 2011.
Oliver Brüstle v Greenpeace eV.
Reference for a preliminary ruling: Bundesgerichtshof - Germany.
Directive 98/44/EC - Article 6(2)(c) - Legal protection of biotechnological inventions - Extraction of precursor cells from human embryonic stem cells - Patentability - Exclusion of ‘uses of human embryos for industrial or commercial purposes’ - Concepts of ‘human embryo’ and ‘use for industrial or commercial purposes’.
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