SERVICES - UTILITY PATENTS
first important type of intellectual property protection is the utility patent.
For example, in the United
States utility patents provide protection to “any new and useful
manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful
improvement thereof” (35 U.S.C. §101). This includes plants,
plant parts (such as seeds, pollen, fruit, flowers), plant
cultivars, hybrids, transformed cells, vectors, genes, gene
fragments, proteins, DNA, RNA and processes of making any of
these. Any plant innovations which meet the statutory
requirements of novelty, utility, and nonobviousness are
eligible for utility patent protection. Patents have been issued
worldwide to protect plant inbreds, hybrids, plant parts,
biotechnology methods, genes, and many other plant innovations.
important to remember that plant protection laws vary
from country to country.
Our firm has extensive experience with plant protection in the
U.S. and countries all around the world. Our firm has earned its reputation
based on the extensive training and experience, both scientific
and legal, of its professional staff.
to obtain for our clients the best protection available through
a thorough and creative approach in preparing and prosecuting
patent applications, negotiating and drafting license
agreements, collaborative research, development and marketing
agreements, materials transfer agreements and other types of
agreements relating to biotechnology.
scientific education and industry experience, coupled with the
legal education and experience of our attorneys and technical
enables us to develop unique strategies to protect our clients'