Legal: Protecting Innovation and Genotypes – Marijuana Venture

  • Utility patents protect any new or useful product, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement thereof.
  • A seed or tissue culture deposit is required for utility patents covering unique cannabis strains, therefore, plants having more than 0.3% THC cannot be submitted into a U.S. depository.
  • Protecting and/or licensing the plants or products produced therefrom without proper patent protection is not wise.
  • Similar to a utility patent, a seed or tissue culture deposit is required.

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