REFLETIONS ABOUT GRANTING PATENTS IN POST-TRIPS SCENARIO
This article aims to present and discuss, through a literature research, the complexity of
establishing clear rules for granting patents, both nationally and internationally, in today's scheme
of intellectual property. The study reveals that the definition of these rules is embraced by the
definition of patentable subject matter and interpretation of the patentability requirements that must
be constantly rethought in a dynamic process of adaptation to new scientific knowledge. It follows
that the set of rules for granting patents must be rebuilt, both within the legislative and executive, in
order to turn the patent system more effective and complement to the Brazilian industrial policy.