In Chapter 3, this handbook examined how disclosure requirements in the national patent legislation could potentially help act as an indicator for possible misappropriation for the national competent authority under the Nagoya Protocol and indigenous and local communities and related stakeholders, as well as to provide patent authorities with relevant information to make an informed decision on whether relevant patent criteria are met when a patent application has been filed with the national patent office and is being assessed for the potential grant of rights. A range of other mechanisms exist, though, that could potentially exclude the consideration of certain subject matter from patentability altogether, without proceeding to the question of whether patentability criteria are met, or which could be used as grounds to defeat or revoke a patent. These mechanisms are examined in this chapter.

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