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Welcome to the Patent Deposit Service

A vital basis of the DSMZ is to act as International Depositary Authority (IDA) for the deposit of biological material for the purposes of patenting under the Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure.

To obtain patent protection for an invention, a full disclosure of the process in question must be given to enable a person skilled in the art to rework the invention. This is usually accomplished by a written description (manifestation). As biological material which is involved in biotechnological inventions often cannot be described in such a way that it is "reworkable", patent offices of most countries require that the organism must be deposited with a recognised independent culture collection.

The Budapest Treaty

Since 1981, patent deposits are regulated in an international frame by the Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure. It aims at overcoming the difficulties which arose from differing national patent regulations concerning the deposit of biological material. According to the treaty, certain scientifically recognised independent culture collections can obtain the status of an International Depositary Authority (IDA). more

Contact:

Dr. Bussas, Vera
Phone: +49-531/2616-254
Mail: vera.bussas@dsmz.de

Leibniz-Institut DSMZ-Deutsche Sammlung von Mikroorganismen und Zellkulturen GmbH
Inhoffenstra├če 7 B
38124 Braunschweig, Germany
Fax: +49-531-2616-225