BL number
Concerning rights in
Hearing Officer
Mr H Jones
Decision date
9 May 2019
Person(s) or Company(s) involved
Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology
Provisions discussed
Section 1(2)(c)
Excluded fields (refused)
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The application is concerned with identifying potential primers from large scale genomic or other DNA sequence dataset, subject to specific input criteria. A computer program allows both the initial primer generation and the additional criteria to be tested and incorporated into the designed primers at the same time, such that the primer set generated includes all the limitations normally designed at separate steps. Additionally, the method can be performed efficiently over a large amount of sequence data, such that it can identify all potential primer pairs for that dataset. The hearing officer found that the search and filtering process carried out by the computer was not technical in nature and refused the application.

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