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October 18, 2014

USA - Federal Circuit clears Dow AgroSciences in Bayer CropScience seed patent suit (Law 360)

October 17, 2014

Multilingual patent database created to propel innovation (SciDev.Net)

October 16, 2014

UPOV Council holds its forty-eighth ordinary session

France - Vente de semences : l’arrêt de la Cour d’Appel de Nancy clarifie la situation

October 14, 2014

October 21 is the deadline to apply for a scholarship Naktuinbouw to attend Plant Variety Protection (PVP) Course

Governing body of the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV) meets this week amid civil society concerns over harmonisation (Intellectual Property Watch)

October 13, 2014

Canada - Ag committee focuses on plant breeders’ rights (The Western Producer)

October 12, 2014

IP in Ag Innovation Series: Crop protection

Feeding China: seed counterfeiting a challenge (The Des Moines Register)

October 10, 2014

Partners in Innovation supports Canada’s Plant Breeders’ Rights amendments at committee

Nagoya-Protokoll: Ziele durch Überregulierung gefährdet - Pflanzenzüchter befürchten Reduzierung der biologischen Vielfalt 

October 9, 2014

Heliospectra AB's (publ) US patent application approved by the US patent office

October 8, 2014

Brazil soy exporters to police Monsanto biotech seeds - for a fee (Reuters)

October 1, 2014

France - La vérité sur les propos de la Campagne « aux graines citoyens ! »

September 25, 2014

Europäisches Patentamt entscheidet am 27. Oktober über Tomaten und Brokkoli (Top Agrar)

September 24, 2014

Tomaten und Brokkoli sind nicht patentierbar - Deutscher Bauernverband zur anstehenden Verhandlung am Europäischen Patentamt

September 19, 2014

U.S. patent issued to Syngenta Participation AG for snap pea variety SL3134 (4-traders)

September 17, 2014

Oregon State University and the state's wheat commission reach royalty agreement (Capital Press)

September 11, 2014

Marrone Bio Innovations receives patent for use of Chromobacterium to control corn rootworm larvae infestation

September 5, 2014

Der Kongress in Guatemala hat ein umstrittenes Gesetz zur Patentierung von Saatgut wieder aufgehoben (Handelszeitung)

September 3, 2014

Monitoring the Community Plant Variety Office

September 2, 2014

KeyGene establishes a unique, strong and global IPR position in the field of Sequence Based Genotyping

August 22, 2014

Guatemala - Todas las semillas  que el Instituto de Ciencia y Tecnología Agrícola ha mejorado a lo largo de 41 años de investigación no están patentadas en favor de nadie (Pensa Libre)

August 21, 2014

Zimbabwe - Government and seed firms partner to stamp out fake seeds (ZBC)

August 18, 2014

Partners in Innovation welcomes Alberta Pulse Growers Commission to growing coalition that supports Plant Breeders’ Rights benefits

Ghana - Plant Breeders Bill will protect local plant breeders, says scientist (Ghana News Agency)

August 14, 2014

U.S. Federal Register - Notice of intent to grant exclusive license to the chickpea variety named Royal

August 9, 2014

European Union - Stakeholders invited to shape plant reproductive material regulation (Horticulture Week)

Pakistan - Draft seed bill seeks to end public sector monopoly (Dawn)

August 7, 2014

IP in Ag Innovation Series: Rapeseed/Canola


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