Can I plant broccoli in my backyard? This patent seems to cover some kinds of broccoli. What does that mean for a backyard grower?
US8030549 Broccoli type adapted for ease of harvest
Publication type: Grant
Publication date: Oct 4, 2011
Priority date: May 19, 2004
This is a utility patent on a living organism (fine as long as not human) it is in CLASS 800, MULTICELLULAR LIVING ORGANISMS AND UNMODIFIED PARTS THEREOF AND RELATED PROCESSES
Actual plant patents are primarly for plants that have been made by grafting. Plants made by molecular manipulation are "regular inventions".
- EP1597965B1 Broccoli type adapted for ease of harvest