Q: How can the discovery of a novel compound from medicinal plant be protected by patent?

Novel compounds were isolated, characterized and elucidated from a traditional herbal medicinal product that had been in use for centuries by folk medicine practitioners. Is it possible to file a patent on this?

1 Lawyer Answer
Erik Špila
Erik Špila

A: This is a very difficult to answer just based on the information you have provided. I advice you to seek qualified patent attorney in your region/city so he can guide you through the whole process and discuss you with your options.

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