A late 2001 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that newly developed plant breeds are patentable under the general utility patent laws of the United States has important implications for farmers, plant breeders and consumers.
McEowen, Roger A. and Harl, Neil E.
"Key Supreme Court Ruling on Plant Patents,"
Agricultural Law Digest: Vol. 13
, Article 1.
Available at: http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/aglawdigest/vol13/iss2/1