Patents on conventionally-bred lettuce reveal European dilemma

LettuceThe European Patent Office (EPO) held a hearing on 7 February 2024 on an opposition filed by No Patents on Seeds! against a patent granted on conventionally-bred lettuce (EP2966992). This backgrounder has been compiled to provide information on the patent being opposed (more info here); it also provides an overview of other patent applications filed for conventionally-bred lettuce. It also discusses options for licencing contracts.

February 2024