Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
A patent issued for new strains of asexually reproducing plants. Plant patents last for 20 years from the date the patent is filed. Certain sexually reproduced plants also may be protected under the Plant Variety Protection Act of 1970 for periods ranging from 18 to 25 years.
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:21 pm