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Plant Patents

Intellectual property: protecting your inventions and ideas--part 3 of 3

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This type of patent covers new strains of plants created byengineered, asexual production. To receive patent protection, theplant you invent must be original and "useful" in somemanner. It cannot be an obvious strain that could easily be createdby anyone with knowledge of plant reproduction.

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