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Webinar coming next Tuesday – University Plant Breeding Programs: Key IP Protection and Licensing Considerations

For many TTOs, plant breeding is a huge part of their tech transfer licensing activity that’s not only a source of revenue, but also a source of economic growth for the agricultural economy.

It’s a massive industry with plenty of competition between universities and private plant breeding companies trying to stake a claim to a growing market.

It is imperative that universities aggressively protect their valuable plant assets via patents, plant variety protection, trademarks, and trade secret protection not only to secure their IP, but also to encourage continued R&D investments and bring new innovations to farmers. Yet there’s little guidance available for universities in terms of the specific intellectual property and licensing issues unique to this complex arena.

That’s why we’ve teamed up with two experts from JMIN to provide critical guidance on key IP protection and licensing considerations for new plants and plant varieties in this important webinar: University Plant Breeding Programs: Key Intellectual Property Protection and Licensing Considerations, scheduled for next Tuesday, August 29th. They’ll provide detailed advice on the use of utility patents, plant patents, plant variety protection, trademarks, and trade secrets as applied specifically to this unique area of innovation. The 90-minute session will also feature a review of a well-drafted plant license and address relevant case law.

For complete details or to register, click here.

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