[nafex] Patents?

Lon J. Rombough lonrom at hevanet.com
Thu Jul 12 11:36:03 EDT 2001


If it's a fruit plant, a copy of The Register of New Fruit and Nut Varieties
by Brooks and Olmo will help.  The ASHS publishes descriptions of new
patented plants in their HortJournal, so a search of back issues will pick
up ones later than the book.  Patents are for 17 years.  For instance,
Reliance grape, which is patented, ran out this winter on Jan. 10, and the U
of Ark. says no royalty payments are required after that date.
-Lon Rombough
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>From: Thomas Olenio <tolenio at sentex.net>
>To: <nafex at yahoogroups.com>
>Subject: [nafex] Patents?
>Date: Thu, Jul 12, 2001, 6:51 AM
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>Hello,
>
>How do you find out if a particular variety is covered by a patent?
>
>How long are plant patents good for?
>
>How do you find out where to send royalties if patented plants are
>propagated? (personal use only)
>
>Thank you.
>
>Regards,
>Tom
>
>--
>Thomas Olenio
>Ontario, Hardiness Zone 6a
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