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Rules V. Standards For Patent Law In The Plant Sciences, Mark D. Janis Jan 2006

Rules V. Standards For Patent Law In The Plant Sciences, Mark D. Janis

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This article argues that US patent jurisprudence as applied to the plant sciences is moving to a second stage that will be characterized by more by incremental calibration than by spectacular change. The article discusses two doctrines of patent scope that are likely to be implicated in calibrating the utility patent system for the plant sciences: enablement and experimental use. It considers how those doctrines may be refined to serve as calibration tools in the application of patent law to the plant sciences.