Cultivation

Fixing Plant IP Confusion

UPOV Plant Breeders’ Rights in the US are only available under the USDA (PVPA) and only cover seed-propagated plants.

Humboldt County Gives Contradictory Explanations for Code Enforcement

County sheriff says cannabis code enforcement actions are complaint-driven; Building and Planning Department says they are active-enforcement driven.

National Guard helicopters circling Humboldt County.

Cannabis Breeding, Genetics, Patents and IP

Team Defense Against Patent Trolls, Big Ag, and Big Canna

How do small breeders and cultivators come together to protect the community from bad actors

Can I Patent a Chemotype?

How hard it would be to get a valid chemotype patent

To patent a chemotype, the first requirement would be that such a chemotype NEVER EXISTED before as a product of nature

Let’s Talk About Reproduction and How You Will Get Paid

Plant Patents Got Cannabis People Worked Up

Whatever your business model, there will be an IP approach that can help protect what you’re trying to do.

Big Ag and Cannabis

Corteva Agriscience rings in the NYSE while Evogene’s Canonic targets medical cannabis.

As Corteva Agriscience rang in today’s session of the New York Stock Exchange, celebrating its independence from DowDupont, I couldn’t help but think about Big Ag’s flirtation with cannabis, especially after CEO Jim Collins referred to Corteva as “a new kind of agriculture company.”

An Open Letter to The Cannabis Cultivation and Breeding Community

Everyone breeding is standing on the shoulders of giants and traditional communities who have tended to these plants for centuries.

takeaways from my time at Open Cannabis Project

Cannabis Farmers Standing Up to Big Ag

WHAT TO DO IF YOU DON’T WANT TO BECOME BIG AG’S CANNABIS EDIBLE

Big Ag Will Have You Conform or Go Under

Can Monsanto (or Anyone) Make Me Stop Growing My Own Plants?

The Answer Should Be a Simple No – It Partly Is, But Only Partly

Big Cannabis will get its own patents on their own cultivars and/or other inventions — not patents that cover the plants you are using right now.

What is the Future of Cannabis IP After Phylos?

No matter its motive, questions remain whether Phylos has done lasting damage to the ability of the breeding community to protect its genetic heritage.

In an environment of mistrust, can the mountain of genetic work still to be done for the benefit of cannabis breeders get done?

PHYLOS FALLOUT: Open Cannabis Project to Shutter This Month

OCP legal advisor Dale Hunt talks about why he just resigned from representing Phylos.

Open Cannabis Project to dissolve.

How Much DNA Sequence Do You Need to Submit a Plant Patent?

THE PHYLOS FIASCO WAS A WAKE-UP CALL TO BREEDERS

In the wake of the Phylos controversy, many are wondering about the need for DNA sequence information in patents.  That’s a complicated question in some ways, because the answer has some layers and explanations to it.  But, in another way, it’s a very simple question.  So let’s start with simple: how much DNA sequence information […]

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