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February 5, 2016

USDA Plant Variety Protection Office issues 104 certificates of protection on December 9, 2015

USDA Plant Variety Protection Office issues 104 certificates of protection on September 29, 2015

Syngenta obtains judgment against South Dakota Plant Variety Protection Act violator

January 31, 2016

In Australia: victory for GE crop farmer, GE flies on trial, and defeat for gene patents

January 29, 2016

Revodada la patente por la EPO - Nunhems gana “la batalla” a Monsanto por patente de melón resistente a virus (Horto Info)

Newsletter of the European Union's Community Plant Variety Office, issue 10

January 28, 2016

ISB News Report, January 2016

USA - Man charged with seed corn theft conspiracy pleads guilty (AP / ABC News)

January 27, 2016

Bill would allow Oregon farmers to protect seeds (The Register-Guard)

January 24, 2016

Patent laws produce security for plant breeders (PostBulletin)

Pakistan Cotton Ginners Association urges government to approve Cotton Seed Act and Breeders Proprietary Rights Act (Business Recorder)

Ceres Inc. awarded Australian patent for trait technology

January 22, 2016

Dow AgroSciences fails to stay patent arbitration award (Bloomberg BNA)

Revista Campo & Negócios – Sementes piratas invadem lavouras brasileiras

January 21, 2016

European Patent Office revokes patent for virus resistant melon
Zur Annullierung eines Patents auf bestimmte Melonen

January 18, 2016

10 most influential plant science studies from 2015 (Ag Professional)

January 14, 2016

Netherlands wants ‘better balance’ on plant breeding and patents (Agra Net)

January 13, 2016

Billige Kopien von Gentech-Pflanzen (Technology Review)

Indian Council of Agricultural Research licenses new mustard seed variety to private firm Arpan Seeds under public private partnership  (Business Standard)

Cambodia’s draft seed regulations awaiting final approval

January 12, 2016

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office declares interference proceeding to adjudicate CRISPR patent spat (GenomeWeb)

Historic CRISPR patent fight primed to become head-to-head battle (Xconomy)

January 10, 2016

Open source seed — the past meets the future (Capital Press)

January 7, 2016

Pakistan - National Assembly body approves Plant Breeders Rights Bill, 2015 (Business Recorder)

Seed Innovation and Protection Alliance announces an update to its February 2, 2016 Technical Education Unit in Anaheim, California

January 6, 2016

Does the current plant patent system restrict innovation and hurt small breeders? (Genetic Literacy Project)

January 5, 2016

An arcane patent law may decide CRISPR's big legal fight (Wired)

January 4, 2016

Can plant breeding go open source?

January 3, 2016

Saving and selling seeds: University of Minnesota Morris Associate Professor Sheri Breen faculty attends international ag conference (Morris SunTribune)

Canada - Beefed-up plant breeders’ rights (Canadian Cattlemen)








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