Journal of Environmental Law & Litigation : Vol. 26, No. 2, p. 435-460 : Transgenic Plants and Substantial Success
This Article discusses the validity of issuing patents for genetically engineered (GE) traits for plants. These patent applications present the USPTO with the issue of authorizing patents that have an ability to create significant detrimental effects on the environment and uncharted risks to health. The patents allow control over enormous segments of world agriculture. Invalidity arises from the utility standard in the Patent Statute.