Patents for Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, and Biotechnology: Fundamentals of Global Law, Practice, and Strategy

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11
CHEMICAL INVENTIONS

There stood a hill not far, whose grisly top
Belched fire and rolling smoke, the rest entire
Shone with a glossy scurf, undoubted sign
That in his womb lay hid metallic ore,
The work of sulphur.

John Milton: Paradise Lost

Novel Compounds193
Obviousness194
Selection Inventions196
IG Farben Rules196
Selection Inventions in the EPO197
Selection from a Small Class198
Selection from a Patent Disclosure199
Optical Isomers199
Overlapping Groups200
Disclaimers200
Over-broad Disclaimers201
Compounds of Unknown Structure202
Fingerprint Claims202
'Obtainable by' Claims203
Polymeric Compounds203
New Physical Forms204
New Synthetic Processes205
Analogy Processes206
New Compositions and Mixtures207
New Uses and New Application Processes208

Novel Compounds

There are different categories of invention in the chemical field; for example, new compounds, new compositions, new manufacturing processes, and new uses. The most straightforward case is that of a new chemical compound of known structure, which has been synthesized in a research laboratory. A novel compound cannot be a patentable invention unless it is industrially applicable. In university laboratories hundreds of thousands of new compounds may be made every year, but the great majority of these are only of

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