Mr. Chris Mercer
27 Tangier Road
Experience & Qualifications
- Biochemistry and pharmacology
- Biomedical engineering; medical devices
- Biotechnology; plant technology
- Patent drafting
- Patent oppositions
- Patent prosecution
Roles in FICPI
CET 5 Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals
CET Group 5 is dedicated to following, reporting and providing substantive comments and opinions on emerging issues relating to the patenting and regulatory affairs in the Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical fields.
In addition, CET 5 is closely following developments related to genetic resources and developing requirements for notice on their country of origin. Prominent issues CET 5 addresses regarding patenting in these technological fields include subject matter eligibility, and in particular, the patentability of chemical/biological inventions developed using machines, computer implementation and/or artificial intelligence. CET 5 supports FICPI in its mission to be an international leader promoting patent protection in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical arts.