Category Archives: plant patents

Patents for a Royal Wedding

Since an estimated 2 billion people will watch Prince William marry Kate Middleton tomorrow, I thought a royal wedding themed patent story was in order. Flowers play a prominent role in weddings, so I searched for plant patents named for … Continue reading

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New Classification Order – Class PLT

The USPTO has issued a new classification order (#1875) affecting Class PLT (Plants). The order establishes about 100 new subclasses under a new main heading called “Herbaceous Ornamental Flowering Plant (Nicotina, Masturtium, etc.)”.

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Plant Patents & Canadian Pears

Plant patents rarely make the news, so I was delighted to see a story in this weekend’s Globe and Mail about a new type of pear cultivated by a team of Canadian scientists. The pear, which is known only by … Continue reading

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Politicians and Patents

Although politicians make patent laws, very few have had any real first-hand experience as inventors. Perhaps the best known politician-inventor is President Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln, an attorney from Springfield, Illinois who had a life-long interest in inventions, received patent No. … Continue reading

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