Patented Plants

Asked October 12, 2015, 3:02 PM EDT

1. Can I legally propagate patented plants for my own use? 2. If so, can I give away the cloned plants without selling them? 3. How does one research said patents and the owners of the patents? 4. Do patented plants ever enter the public domain?

Anoka County Minnesota

1 Response

You raise several important questions that are difficult to answer adequately within the context of the Ask an Expert resource. I suggest that you refer to this website resource on Plant Patents provided by the U.S. Patent and Trademark office, where you will find answers to your questions: http://www.uspto.gov/patents-getting-started/patent-basics/types-patent-applications/general-informa...