Patents on conventionally-bred lettuce reveal European dilemma

European Patent Office - Upcoming hearing on pending opposition

LettuceThe European Patent Office (EPO) has scheduled a hearing for 7 February 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; it also provides an overview of other patent applications filed for conventionally-bred lettuce. It also discusses options for licencing contracts.

February 2024