January FDA Updates

As we move into 2020, we’re starting a regular blog series highlighting noteworthy FDA updates regarding regulatory compliance, fraud and abuse cases, and product development issues every month. Our January recap is below. 1. FDA, USDA and EPA announce joint platform to streamline information about …›

Plant Variety Protection Office Now Accepting Applications For Asexually Reproduced Plants

On January 6, 2020, the Plant Variety Protection Office (PVPO) released the final version of its much-anticipated rule to open Plant Variety Protection (PVP) to asexually reproduced plants. Publication of this rule means that the PVPO is now accepting applications for all species of …›

Planting the Seeds of Change

Morrison & Foerster partner Michael R. Ward explained the specialized versions of IP law that have been developed for new plants in his article for Intellectual Property Magazine, “Planting the seeds of change.” “…plants are unlike other inventions in that they can often self-propagate, and …›