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Joy as pelargonium patent revoked

The Opposition Division of the European Patent Office (EPO) has today revoked a patent granted to Dr. Willmar Schwabe (Schwabe) in its entirety. Mariam Mayet 20/01/2010 The patent was opposed by the African Centre for Biosafety (ACB) from South Africa acting on behalf of a rural community in Alice, in the Eastern Cape, in collaboration with [...]

By | 2018-06-25T16:43:05-05:00 January 20th, 2010|n_ingles, Noticias|0 Comments

USPTO overturns controversial yellow bean patent

The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) reversed the controversial patent for a common yellow bean breed. The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) reversed the controversial patent for a common yellow bean breed. The patent has raised profound concerns about biopiracy since it was granted to Larry Proctor of Colorado in 1999.Proctor bought the [...]

By | 2018-06-25T16:43:09-05:00 November 10th, 2009|n_ingles, Noticias|0 Comments

Resource Notification: Seed Wars

A new book entitled "Seed Wars: Controversies and Cases on Plant Genetic Resources and Intellectual Property" gives an overview of U.S. and international controversies over intellectual property protections for plant genetic resources (PGRs). Carolina Academic Press A new book entitled "Seed Wars: Controversies and Cases on Plant Genetic Resources and Intellectual Property" gives an overview [...]

By | 2018-06-25T16:43:10-05:00 November 10th, 2009|n_ingles, Noticias|0 Comments

Thai rice gene patent ‘sends wrong signal’

The recent patenting of a Thai rice gene will pave the way for overseas firms to obtain copyrights of Thai biological and genetic resources, intellectual property rights experts and farmer advocates warn. APINYA WIPATAYOTIN 19/07/2009 The National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) in January last year obtained the US patent on genes that generate [...]

By | 2018-06-25T16:43:21-05:00 July 19th, 2009|n_ingles, Noticias|0 Comments

Enola Patent Ruled Invalid

  On July 10, 2009, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled that U.S. patent 5,894,079 (the “Enola” bean patent), which claims a yellow bean of Mexican origin, is invalid because none of the patent claims meet the criterion of non-obviousness. The case has been closely watched by civil society groups [...]

By | 2018-06-25T16:43:22-05:00 July 14th, 2009|Noticias|0 Comments

Companies lobby to secure patents in antartica

Companies developing new products through biological discovery or "bioprospecting" are trying to file patents on Antarctic organisms or molecules for items ranging from cosmetics to medicines, putting new strains on the treaty demanding all scientific findings on Antarctica be freely shared. RedOrbit 02/06/2009Companies developing new products through biological discovery or "bioprospecting" are trying to file [...]

By | 2018-06-25T16:43:26-05:00 June 2nd, 2009|Noticias|0 Comments

India protects traditional medicines from patents

To prevent foreign companies from patenting indigenous medicine, the Indian government has made 200,000 traditional medicines "public property" — available for anyone to use but no one to sell as a brand. The Guardian 03/03/2009 In the first step by a developing country to stop multinational companies patenting traditional remedies from local plants and animals, [...]

By | 2018-06-25T16:43:32-05:00 March 3rd, 2009|Noticias|0 Comments