Impacts Patents on Plants have for Plant Breeders
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Research Results United States - Scholarship Research Funded

Elizabeth Costello, from the University of Montana, was a 2014 OCIA R&E Scholarship Recipient.  Elizabeth’s project entitled, “How Utility Patents on Plants and Genetic Material Impact Plant Breeders,” describes and analyzes how utility patents and other stringent property protections on plant genetic material hinder the advancement of research and development in plant breeding, especially as it relates to organics.  Click here to read her Final Report.


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