Technology Spotlight- Protecting Agricultural Products

The Green Revolution of the 20th century increased agricultural production worldwide primarily through high-yielding plant varieties. However, in order to sustainably feed the estimated 9 billion people who will inhabit the earth in 2050, further technological advances in agriculture are needed. The December issue of the Global Patent Prosecution Newsletter highlights mechanisms in the US and Europe to obtain enforceable commercial protection for agricultural advances. We are pleased to have our colleague Stefano Borrini from Società Italiana Brevetti provide information regarding these efforts in Europe.

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