Definitions

Biotechnology

Telecommunications

C12M Apparatus for enzymology or microbiology
C12N Micro-organisms or enzymes; compositions thereof
C12P Fermentation or enzyme-using processes to synthesise a desired chemical compound or composition or to separate optical isomers from a racemic mixture
C12Q Measuring or testing processes involving enzymes or micro-organisms; compositions or test papers therefore; processes of preparing such compositions; condition-responsive control in microbiological or enzymological processes
C07K Peptides
G01N33/50 (including subdivisions) Chemical analysis of biological material, e.g. blood, urine; testing involving biospecific ligand binding methods; immunological testing
A61K39 Medicinal preparations containing antigens or antibodies
A61K48 Medicinal preparations containing genetic material which is inserted into cells of the living body to treat genetic diseases; gene therapy
A01H New plants or processes for obtaining them; plant reproduction by tissue culture techniques

US classes covering corresponding subject-matter
424  Drug, bio-affecting and body treating compositions
435 Chemistry: molecular biology and microbiology
436  Chemistry: analytical and immunological testing
514  Drug, bio-affecting and body treating compositions
530 Chemistry: natural resins or derivatives; peptides or proteins; lignins or reaction products thereof
536 Organic compounds--part of the class 532-570 series
800 Multi-cellular living organisms and unmodified parts thereof
930  Peptide or protein sequence

H04 Electric communication technique with the exception of H04N: pictorial communication, e.g. television

US classes covering corresponding subject-matter
370      Multiplex communications
375  Pulse or digital communications
379  Telephonic communication
380  Cryptography
381  Electrical audio signal processing systems and devices
455  Telecommunications

Business Methods

GO6F17/60 Digital computing or data processing equipment or methods, specially adapted for specific functions: administrative, commercial, managerial, supervisory or forecasting purposes. If an application falls within this subgroup but does not relate to business methods, the EPO's competence is not affected.

US class covering corresponding subject-matter

705      Data processing: financial, business practice, management, or cost/price determination

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