Legal

Did a CBD product recently receive "FDA Certification" and no one noticed?

I recently came across a mention on Instagram that Elixicure was the “first and only FDA approved over-the-counter CBD product,” and I was stopped dead in my tracks wondering how I could have missed such a monumental moment in cannabis history. I immediately began researching. First, the FDA website. No announcements of a new CBD […]

Attacking Overbroad Patents - One Person's Evidence is Everyone's Defense

Patent Claims

Overbroad Patents

You, Too, Can be a Patent Stalker - Intro to "Public PAIR"

You’ll have all of the steps in the process from when the patent application was first filed until it was allowed, or abandoned

Patent Application Information Retrieval

Why Open-Source in Cannabis Genetics Doesn't Work - And How to Fix It

Legal Recourse is the Essential Stick to Accompany the Open-Source Carrot

OPEN SOURCE WITHOUT ANY RECOURSE AGAINST VIOLATORS IS JUST AN HONOR SYSTEM

Dear FDA: You Can Do It! Here’s How. 

The Drug Price Competition and Patent Term Restoration Act

A Hatch-Waxman Act Model for Cannabis

Fixing Plant IP Confusion

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

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.

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.

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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