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Owning Genes and Organisms

New Issues for Agriculture and Society

7:00p Wednesday 10 May 2006, Oregon State University


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John Barton

 

plant patent act of 1930: US intellectual property statute authorizing utility patents for new varieties of asexually reproduced plants. The US Patent Act of 1952 refined the Plant Patent Act by requiring substantive change and invention. In 1980, a Supreme Court decision rendered genetically engineered organisms patentable under this statute. In 2001, sexually reproduced plants also became eligible for utility patents.

 

 

 

 


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